Awards for science reporting, social media engagement and 21 more categories have been announced by The Online News Association opening entries for the 2022 Online Journalism Awards (#OJA22), global awards honouring excellence in digital journalism.
The 2022 OJAs feature 56 awards across 23 categories open for submissions.. Entries are due June 9, 11:59 p.m. EDT (UTC-4).
For 2022, new and updated categories include:
- 3M Truth in Science Award: This award honours science journalism that educates and engages audiences across science-related issues such as health and wellness, climate change, scientific innovation, STEM education and careers and the role of science in society.
- Excellence in Social Media Engagement: This award recognizes projects published on social media platforms that demonstrate outstanding audience engagement. Entries may include reporting repackaged specifically for social media or original content created solely for a social media audience.
- Topical Reporting: Olympics and Paralympics Coverage: This award honours online coverage of the 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Entries may include profiles, explanatory coverage, features on the host country’s preparation and the politics behind the Games.
- Digital Video Storytelling: This category expands to include eight individual awards, with newsroom size subcategories for each type of work: Short Form, Medium Form, Long Form and Series.
Six of the awards come with USD 57,000 in prize money.
The 2022 OJAs are open to work published between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.