About Us

The Gambia National Journalism Awards 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.

Awards Committee

Meet The Committee Members

Isatou Keita

Isatou Keita

GPU Board Representative
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Sanna Camara

Sanna Camara

Chairperson, Awards Committee
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Sally Jeng

Sally Jeng

GPU Board Representative
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Buba Fatty

Buba Fatty

GPU Representative
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Alieu Ceesay

Alieu Ceesay

GPU Board Representative
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Paul Steven Prierra

Paul Steven Prierra

GPU Board Representative
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Judging

All submissions are adjudicated by a panel of five independent media experts appointed by the Awards Committee. Members of the 2022 awards panel are:

1. N/A ( Chair)

2. N/A ( Vice-Chair)

3. N/A

4. N/A

5. N/A

What are the Judges looking out for?

Accuracy and relevance

Grammar, style and presentation 

The impact of the story

Creativity and originality