How to enter

Entry for the 2020 Orwell Prizes is now closed. Longlists will be revealed in early April, shortlists in May and the winners at the Prize Ceremony on 25th June 2020. The Prizes will open again this autumn for work published in this calendar year, which will be eligible for the 2021 Orwell Prizes.

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 us.

The Orwell Journalism Prizes

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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