Apply to be a 2022 OJA Screener

Complete this application if you are interested in screening the Online Journalism Awards. Each year we select a diverse group of volunteers to kickstart the review process and pass on their collective recommendations to the OJA judging panels, who then select the finalists and winners. Application deadline is June 9 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 a.m. UTC).


  • Review approximately 25-30 entries.
  • Provide comments and scores to entries based on the guidelines we provide.


  • Must have a passion for, and professional experience in, digital journalism
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours to review entries June 14-July 7.


  • An opportunity to review some of the best digital journalism work in the world.
  • A meaningful volunteer experience.

We will contact you by June 13 if you are selected to join this year’s screening process. Your information will only be shared with ONA staff members to help select the 2022 group of screeners.