Rewarding Excellence in Journalism

The Gambia Press Union National Journalism Awards

This is the highest and most prestigious Journalism Awards in the country organised by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) as a flagship event of the annual commemoration of World Press Freedom Day. The Awards honours and celebrates courage and excellence in Gambian journalism across all type of news and information media – print, online/multimedia platforms, radio, television, and photography. 

Jun 01,2023

Entries open

To be announced

Jun 25,2023

Entries close

To be announced

Jun 01,2023

Shortlist announced

To be announced

Jun 29,2023

Awards ceremony

Winners shall be announced at Awards Ceremony

Event Updates

2021 Nominees
  • Aug 15,2021

The Gambia Press Union National Journalism Awards Committee hereby announce the nominees for the 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

2020 Award Winners
  • Oct 25,2020

Awards Hall of Fame: 2020 Winners, links to their stories and judges' comments.

Watch National Journalism Awards 2020 Live!