The Orwell Prize

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

The Orwell Prize 2019

Entry for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing (previously, 'books') 2019 will open in October 2018. The Orwell Prize for Journalism and the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain's Social Evils, sponsored and supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, will open for entries in mid-November. Subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Prize for Political Writing (previously, ‘books’) open for entries

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The Orwell Prize 2018 winners

   Book prize   

Poverty Safari

Darren McGarvey

Journalism prize

Carole Cadwalladr

The Observer

Exposing Britain'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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