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. 

Sep 10,2022

Entries open

From 10th September

Oct 10,2022

Entries close

To 10th October

Nov 23,2022

Shortlist announced

To be announced

Dec 02,2022

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.

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