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

Friday 26 February, 2021

Entries close

Early April, 2021

Finalists Announced

May, 2021

Winners Announced

ENTER 2021 Awards

Latest News

Voyager Media Awards 2021 Entries Now Open

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to advise that entries have now opened for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Get ready for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards

It’s now time to start collating your best work from 2020, ready to enter the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Celebration as the 2020 Voyager Media Awards are announced

The NZ Herald and nzherald.co.nz scooped several major awards at the online 2020 Voyager Media Awards tonight, winning Voyager Newspaper of the Year


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Selection of 2020 Winners

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