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.

Important Dates

Friday 15 January, 2021

Entries open

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Entries close

Mid April, 2021

Finalists Announced

Monday 19 April, 2021

Tickets on sale

Friday 28 May, 2021

Winners Announced

Latest News

2021 Voyager Media Awards finalists announced

280 finalists across 66 awards have been selected in the 48th Annual New Zealand Media Awards by a total of 90 judges.


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Latest Voyager Media Awards news

Around 90 former and current print and broadcast journalists, editors, photographers, illustrators and video journalists have recently completed the judging process for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Extension to closing deadline: 2021 Voyager Media Awards

Due to last week’s three-day lockdown, a decision to extend the closing deadline for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards has been made. Entries will now close at 1pm on Wednesday, March 3*.


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Selection of 2020 Winners

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