The Orwell Prizes 2021

Each year, the Orwell Foundation awards prizes to the writing and reporting which best meets the spirit of George Orwell's own ambition 'to make political writing into an art'. There are currently four Prizes: for Political Writing, for Political Fiction, for Journalism and for Exposing Britain's Social Evils. On this page you can find out more about each prize, enter the prizes when they open for submissions and browse our previous winners and nominees.

Political Writing 2021 and Political Fiction 2021 close for submissions

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The Orwell Prize 2020 winners


Political Writing   
    Book prize

Political fiction   
   book prize

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead



Janice Turner

The Times

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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