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.

2024 Awards Season Timeline

Entries Open

17 January 2024

Entries Close

23 February 2024 –


March 2024

Finalists Announced & Tickets on Sale

16 April 2024

2023 Voyager Media Awards Celebration

24 May 2024

2024 Awards Celebration

Latest News

Winners announced at the 2024 Voyager Media Awards

The winners of 37 awards were announced at Aotearoa’s 51st Media Awards on Friday 24 May, as well as three Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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Finalists announced – 2024 Voyager Media Awards

108 finalists across 36 awards have been selected in the 51st annual New Zealand Media Awards by more than 60 judges.

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Entries close in one week – 2024 Voyager Media Awards

There’s only one week until the closing deadline, so make sure you check out the awards on offer for the 20234 Voyager Media Awards and enter your best work from 2023.

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