The 2021 Online Journalism Awards, honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world, are open for submissions until Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT (3:59 am UTC).
The Online Journalism Awards (OJAs), launched in May 2000, are a set of journalism prizes recognizing major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in digital storytelling.
The 2021 OJAs feature 45 awards open for submissions, including four new or updated categories:
Topical Reporting: Pandemic Coverage: This award honors journalism—either a single story or a portfolio—that focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses aspects such science, public health, policy, lifestyle and economic impact.
Excellence in Social Justice Reporting: Entries in this category highlight systemic inequities encountered by historically marginalized communities, and may include coverage of social movements, racial justice, migration, access to education, voting rights and more.
Student Journalism Award: This award reimagines recognition for student work with two subcategories: Student Portfolio and Student Team Portfolio. Honorees will demonstrate excellence in using digital storytelling and technologies to inform audiences across a breadth of topics and issues.
Breaking News: This award has been streamlined with two subcategories for newsroom size: Small/Medium and Large. It previously included separate subcategories for Small, Medium and Large newsrooms.
Five of the awards come with $40,000 in prize money. Finalists will be announced in September and winners will be announced at a special event later in 2021.
Ιf you are interested in submitting a nomination, click HERE.