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

25 February 2022


March 2022

Finalists Announced

mid-April 2022

Celebratory Event

late May 2022

Latest News

2022 Voyager Media Awards – entries now open

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to advise that entries have now opened for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards.

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Get ready for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards

Entries for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards will open next month, so you can use your summer break to start thinking about your best work from 2021 and which awards you can enter.

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2021 Voyager Media Awards Winners

Winners across 66 awards were announced at the 2021 Voyager Media Awards event this evening.

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Selection of 2021 Winners

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