How to enter

Entry for The Orwell Prizes 2018 is now closed (read about our winners, shortlists and longlists). Entry for The Orwell Prizes 2019, for work published in the calendar year 1st January – 31st December 2018, will open in the autumn.


Entry for Political Writing (previously, The Orwell Prize for Books) will open in October 2018. Entry for 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 in mid-November. Entry should be made via the appropriate online entry form:

To assist with your entry