The Orwell Prize

‘What I have most wanted to do... is to make political writing into an art’

The Orwell Prize 2018

Each Prize year features five milestones: launch and opening of submissions; closing of submissions; longlists; shortlists and awards ceremony. The count down timer on the right is for the next important one. Elsewhere on this site you'll find the history and values of the prize, previous winners and our rules. Visit the Orwell Foundation tab (above) for upcoming events.

Journalism and Social Evils prizes close for entries

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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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