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 01,2021

Entries open

Entries are opened for submission on June 01 2021

Jun 30,2021

Entries close

Closing date of submission is 30th June 2021.

Aug 15,2021

Shortlist announced

The Finalists shall be announced on 15th August 2021.

Sep 03,2021

Awards ceremony

Winners shall be announced at Awards Ceremony on 3rd September 2021

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.

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