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

2021 Voyager Media Awards Winners

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

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Winners to be announced on May 28

Winners of the 2021 Voyager Media Awards will be announced at a glitzy cocktail celebration at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, May 28.

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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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Selection of 2021 Winners

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