A further and final extension to the closing deadline of the 2023 Voyager Media Awards will be made due to the ongoing effects and disruption to communications in areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Entries will now close at 5pm on Wednesday 01 March.

Many of Aotearoa’s journalists have been working long hours in very challenging conditions to cover the effects of the cyclone – a catastrophic weather event which saw New Zealand declare a national state of emergency for only the third time in its history.

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The list of finalists will be released in mid-April. The 2023 Voyager Media Awards will culminate with a celebration of winners at Cordis, Auckland on Saturday 27 May.

Key dates:

Wednesday 01 March 2023 (5pm)FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE
March 2023 – Judging
Friday 14 April 2023 – Finalists announced and tickets on sale
Saturday 27 May 2023 – Winners announced at a celebration at Cordis, Auckland

A huge thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

Premier sponsor: Voyager Internet
Gold sponsors: NZ On Air and Pacific Cooperation Foundation
Silver sponsors: Canon, E Tū, Spark NZ, Sport NZ, TVNZ, Warner Bros. Discovery and Whakaata Māori
Bronze sponsors: Media Chaplaincy NZ, Media Copyright Agency (MCA, Science Media Centre and Telum Media.

Without their generous support these awards would not be possible.

The 2023 Voyager Media Awards celebrate the work of journalists across print, broadcast and digital including reporters, feature writers, columnists, cartoonists, reviewers, photographers and video journalists, culminating in a celebration of the winners in Auckland on Saturday 27 May 2023.

Aotearoa’s National Media Awards have celebrated excellence in New Zealand journalism for 50 years. Originally known as the Qantas Press Awards, then the Canon Media Awards, Voyager Internet has been the premier sponsor since 2018. The awards are managed and promoted by the News Publishers’ Association which champions the news media industry of New Zealand.

For further information, please contact Brook Cameron, General Manager, News Publishers’ Association on brook.cameron@npa.co.nz or visit npa.co.nz/voyager-media-awards

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