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. 

Jul 06,2020

Entries open

Entries are opened for submission on July 06 2020

Aug 31,2020

Entries close

Closing date of submission is 31st August 2020.

Oct 01,2020

Shortlist announced

The Finalists shall be announced on 1st October 2020.

Oct 24,2020

Awards ceremony

Winners shall be announced at Awards Ceremony on 24th October 2020

Event Updates

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!

Eye Africa TV wins host broadcaster bid for this year's GPU National Journalism Awards. The Branding and Communications Committee confirmed the winning bid on Friday 9 October 2020.