Key Dates

Please be aware that opening and closing dates may vary across the prizes. The winners of each prize, worth £3,000, will be announced at the prize ceremony in June 2019 and we will be releasing longlists and shortlists in the spring. If you have any queries, please contact us

The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2019 

  • Entry is now closed

The Orwell Prize for Journalism 2019

  • Entry is now closed

The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils 2019

  • Entry is now closed

The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019 

  • Entry is now closed

Longlists announced

  • April TBD

Shortlists announced

  • May TBD

Winners announced

  • Late June, on or around 25th June (George Orwell’s birthday)