2020 Prizes

Entry for the 2020 Journalism and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils Prizes is currently open, and will close midnight 13th January 2020.

Entry for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020 and The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 is now closed. Longlists will be revealed in March, shortlists in May and the winners at the Prize Ceremony on 25th June 2020. Entry is made via the online form, available by following the links below.

The Orwell Book Prizes

If you are a publisher and would like to receive the call for entries, or update your details with us, please contact Robyn.

The Orwell Journalism Prizes

The deadline for entries to the 2020 Journalism and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils Prizes, for work published in the calendar year 2019, is Monday 13th January 2020. Before you begin, please make sure you have PDF copies of each article and links to a permanent, accessible URL (where available).

If you are a journalist, publisher or news agency and would like to receive the call for entries, press release, or to update your details with us, please contact Jeremy.

To assist with your entry:

Winners of all four Prizes will be revealed at the Prize Ceremony, on or around 25th June 2020 (George Orwell’s birthday), with longlists and shortlists published in the spring.

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