• Best innovation in digital storytelling (team entry) – sponsored by Google News Initiative
  • Best podcast – episodic/recurrent
  • Best podcast – narrative/serial
  • News App of the Year – sponsored by Huawei
  • 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
  • Best first-person essay or feature (no word limit)
  • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
  • Feature Writer of the Year (long-form, 3500+ words)
  • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form, up to 3500 words)

  • Best artist/graphic design
  • Best headline or hook (including social media)
  • Best columnist – business
  • Best columnist – general
  • Best columnist – politics
  • Best columnist – sport
  • Columnist of the Year
  • Cartoonist of the Year
  • nib Health Journalism Scholarship – junior – sponsored by nib
  • nib Health Journalism Scholarship – senior – sponsored by nib
  • Opinion Writer of the Year
  • Reviewer of the Year
  • Editorial Executive of the Year – sponsored by ASB

  • Best magazine cover
  • Best newsstand magazine
  • Best trade/professional magazine

  • Best newspaper front page
  • Best newspaper magazine
  • Community Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by ASB
  • Metropolitan Newspaper of the Year
  • Regional Newspaper of the Year
  • Weekly Newspaper of the Year
  • Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Voyager Internet

  • Best photography – features, including portraits, fashion, food and architecture
  • Best photography – news
  • Best photography – sport
  • Best photo-story/essay
  • Best photography – junior
  • Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Canon

  • Best coverage of a major news event
  • Best editorial campaign or project
  • Best individual investigation
  • Best team investigation – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Best reporting – crime and justice
  • Best reporting – environment
  • Best reporting – general
  • Best reporting – Māori affairs
  • Best reporting – personal finance
  • Best reporting – social issues, including health and education
  • Best reporting – travel
  • Business Journalist of the Year
  • Community Journalist of the Year
  • Political Journalist of the Year
  • Regional Journalist of the Year
  • Science Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Science Media Centre
  • Sports Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Sky Sport
  • Student Journalist of the Year – sponsored by News Publishers’ Association
  • Junior Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Asia Media Centre
  • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Voyager Internet

  • Best breaking news video – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Best documentary/series or current affairs – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Best feature video – sponsored by NZ On Air
  • Video Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Canon

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