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.

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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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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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Selection of 2021 Winners

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