Awards Categories

2017 Awards Categories

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

 

1.  Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues (女性议题新闻奖)

Honoring original coverage of women in Asia (for example, women in politics, women’s rights, violence against women, the economic rise of women, women in the workplace, women in war, women and religion, profiles, studies of leadership and others). The common thread should be an exploration of the lives of women and the challenges they face.

 

2.  Excellence in Journalistic Innovation (新闻报道创新奖) *NEW

Honoring the work that uses new or emerging digital tools to deliver news content in an innovative manner and/or encourages audience engagement with the news.
This category accepts PDF files and URLs of work(s).

 

3.  Excellence in Video Reporting (卓越视频报道奖) *NEW

Honoring the work that demonstrates excellence in short-form video news reports. Entries should not exceed five minutes in length. Virtual reality and 360-degree video are eligible to enter.

 

4. 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.

 

5. 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.

 

6. Excellence in Magazine Design (卓越杂志设计奖)

Honoring the magazine that demonstrates high standards in visual presentation.

 

7.  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.

 

8.  Excellence in Explanatory Reporting (卓越解释性新闻奖)

Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of reporting, writing and in-depth analysis to explain a topic of significance.

 

9.  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.

 

10.  Excellence in Information Graphics (卓越数据图像奖)

Honoring entries that demonstrate high standards in presenting information in graphical form.
This category accepts PDF files and URLs of work(s).

 

11.  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.

 

12.  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.

 

13. 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.

 

14.  Excellence in Photography (卓越摄影奖) *NEW

Honoring the work that demonstrates high standards of news and feature photography.(Note: entries must have been taken by or exclusively for the publication concerned)

 

15.  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.

 

16.  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.

 

17.  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 and video journalists. For written work, entries should consist of 3-5 articles. For photojournalists and video journalists, entries should consist of 3-5 examples of work. Examples can comprise individual photos/videos or a series of photos/videos published.

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).

For the 2017 SOPA Editorial Awards, there will only be one Journalist of the Year award given out across category A, B and C