The Orwell Prize 2018

The countdown timer on the right is for the next important milestone in the prize year. Elsewhere on this site you'll find the history and values of the prize, previous winners and our rules. Visit the Orwell Foundation tab for upcoming events!

“The Orwell Prize is THE prize for political writing, the one you really covet as an author, and getting the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils feels a wonderful affirmation, especially if you are reporting from outside the Westminster bubble.”

Felicity Lawrence, winner, The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils 2017

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The Orwell Prize 2017 winners

   Book prize   

Citizen Clem

John Bew

Journalism prize

Fintan O’Toole

The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Observer

Exposing Britian's   
   Social Evils

The Orwell Youth Prize

Inspired by its own ‘Big Brother’, Britain’s most prestigious Prize for political writing, the Orwell Youth Prize aims to support and inspire a new generation of politically engaged young writers.

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