• Best headline or hook
  • Best newspaper front page
  • Best newspaper magazine
  • Community Newspaper of the Year
  • Metropolitan Newspaper of the Year
  • Regional Newspaper of the Year
  • Weekly Newspaper of the Year
  • Voyager Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Voyager Internet
  • News App of the Year
  • News Website of the Year – sponsored by Voyager Internet
  • Best feature writing – general
  • Best feature writing – crime and justice
  • Best feature writing – social issues, including health and education
  • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form)
  • Feature Writer of the Year (long-form)
  • Junior Feature Writer of the Year – sponsored by Asia Media Centre
  • Best first-person essay or feature
  • Best Columnist (including opinion writing)
  • Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Voyager Internet

  • Best photography – features
  • Best photography – news
  • Best photography – sport
  • Best photo-story/essay
  • Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Canon

  • Best breaking news video
  • Best current affairs programme
  • Best documentary
  • Best feature video (single video journalist)
  • Best podcast – episodic/recurrent
  • Best podcast – narrative/serial
  • Video Journalist of the Year – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – News
  • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – Current Affairs

  • Best artist/graphic design
  • Best coverage of a major news event
  • Best data journalism
  • Best editorial campaign or project
  • Best innovation in digital storytelling – sponsored by Google News Initiative
  • Best individual investigation
  • Best team investigation
  • Best Reviewer
  • Best reporting – arts and culture
  • Best reporting – crime and justice
  • Best reporting – environment
  • Best reporting – general
  • Best reporting – lifestyle
  • Best reporting – local government
  • Best reporting – Māori affairs
  • Best reporting – science – sponsored by Science Media Centre
  • Best reporting – social issues, including health and education
  • Business Journalist of the Year
  • Cartoonist of the Year
  • Community Journalist of the Year
  • Political Journalist of the Year
  • Regional Journalist of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Sky Sport
  • Best Student Journalist – sponsored by News Publishers’ Association
  • Best Junior Reporter
  • Editorial Leader of the Year
  • Peter M Acland Fellowship

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