Award Categories

Categories open to all publications, including websites and wire services:

Excellence in Investigative Reporting (卓越调查报导新闻奖) 
Honoring the publication that through the use of its journalistic resources, which as well as reporting may include editorials, photographs and graphics, serves to advance the public interest on a topic of significance, for example by exposing wrongdoing or corruption, uncovering malfeasance or in some other way holding the powerful to account.

Excellence in Reporting Breaking News (卓越突发性新闻奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting a breaking news event under deadline pressure.

Excellence in Business Reporting (卓越经济报导奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting on a business topic of significance.

Excellence in Human Rights Reporting (卓越人权报导奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting on a human rights topic of significance.

Excellence in Reporting on the Environment (卓越环境报导奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting on an environmental topic of significance.

Excellence in Feature Writing (卓越专题特写奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting and writing to describe an idea, event, trend or personality, or explain a topic of significance. Entries are limited to one article only.

Excellence in Opinion Writing (卓越评论奖) 
Honoring the opinion piece(s) or editorial(s) that best serve(s) to advance discussion and debate on a topic of significance.

Excellence in News Photography (卓越新闻摄影奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of news photography. (Note: entries must have been taken by or exclusively for the publication concerned)

Excellence in Feature Photography (卓越特写摄影奖) 
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of feature photography. (Note: entries must have been taken by or exclusively for the publication concerned)

Excellence in Editorial Cartooning (卓越漫画奖) 
Honoring the editorial cartoon or cartoons that demonstrate(s) high standards in commentary on a topic of significance. (Note: entries should embody a comment on the person or situation depicted)

Excellence in Information Graphics (卓越资料图像奖) 
Honoring entries that demonstrate high standards in presenting information in graphical form. This category accepts PDF files and URL of work(s).

Excellence in Multimedia News Presentation (卓越多媒体新闻奖) 
Honoring original work that best uses multimedia techniques to describe an idea, event, trend or personality, or explain a topic of significance. This category accepts URL of work(s) only.

In addition to the quality of journalism, judges will assess how well entries integrate interactive graphics, photography, audio and/or video into a single presentation.

Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage 卓越生活时尚报导奖
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting and writing on a lifestyle topic.

Excellence in Explanatory Reporting 卓越解释性报导奖
Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting, writing and in-depth analysis to explain a topic of significance.

The Scoop Award (独家新闻奖) 
Honoring the exclusive story that has a significant impact and is widely followed by competing news media.

Journalist of the Year (年度记者奖) 
Honoring the journalist who has best demonstrated excellence in editorial achievement. This category welcomes entries from photojournalists as well as print journalists. For written work, entries should consist of 3-5 articles. For photojournalists, entries should consist of 3-5 examples of work. Examples can comprise individual photos or a series of photos published in a single article. Publications may nominate only ONE journalist in this category. (Note: the requirements for a unifying theme and for each entry to be nominated in at most two categories do not apply to this category.) This category accepts PDF files and URLs of work(s)

Categories open only to magazines:

Excellence in Magazine Design 
Honoring the magazine that demonstrates high standards in visual presentation.