The New Zealand Media Awards have celebrated excellence in New Zealand journalism since 1973. 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.

The Voyager Media Awards are held annually to encourage, showcase and acknowledge the best of New Zealand’s news media across all platforms.  They recognise the work of journalists, reporters, feature writers, columnists, cartoonists, reviewers, photographers and video journalists, culminating in a celebration of the winners in May.

2022 Awards Timeline

Categories and Awards Live

15 December 2021

Entries Open

17 January 2022

Entries Close

extended to 4 March 2022


March 2022

Finalists Announced

27 May 2022

Celebratory Event

20 August 2022

Latest News

2022 Voyager Media Awards finalists announced

277 finalists across 60 awards have been selected in the 49th annual New Zealand Media Awards by a total of 90 judges.

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Extension to closing deadline

Due to continuing disruption from the Omicron outbreak, an extension to the 2022 Voyager Media Awards closing deadline will be made. Entries will now close at 1pm on Friday, March 4.

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Entries close in ten days

There are only ten days until the closing deadline, so make sure you check out the 60 awards on offer for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards and enter your best work from 2021.

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Selection of 2021 Winners

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