SOPA 2022 Awards

Congratulations to all the Winners!

To see the full list of winners including the winning articles, click here

To see all the judges' comments and the presentation slides, click here

The Society of Publishers in Asia will live stream The SOPA 2022 Editorial Awards. Winners for both Excellence and Honorable mentions will be announced on June 16, 2022 (Thursday) – 7PM HKT via virtual broadcast on SOPAAsia’s YouTube Channel.

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7:00 PM Livestream Begins, 5-Minute Countdown

7:05 PM Welcome Address, Winners Announcement Part 1 - Categories #1 to #10 (order of categories here), Fireside Chat Interview

This year's Fireside Chat Interview will be about examining the challenges journalists face in upholding integrity in Asia's climate of censorship.

We are honored to have Gina Chua (Semafor - Executive Editor) and Alice Su (The Economist - Senior China Correspondent) on this year's SOPA Editorial Awards — Fireside Chat! Get to know more about the Speakers here.

~ 8:30 PM 5-Minute Intermission Countdown

~ 8:35 PM Winners Announcement Part 2 - Categories #11 to #20 (order of categories here)


Timeline for the SOPA 2022 Awards:

SOPA 2022 评选时程表 :

February 17 Thursday 3pm 2022: Deadline submission

May 2022: Finalists announced

June 16, 2022: Awards Winners announced

2022年2月17日(四) 3:00pm:征件截止



Please be sure to read through ALL the info on the website, especially the Rules & FAQs before submitting your entries here

No refunds will be made once entries are submitted.
All the best with your entries!




About SOPA Awards

The Society of Publishers in Asia was founded in Hong Kong in 1982 to encourage best practices in the publishing industry, set a high bar for journalistic standards and be a voice for press freedom and journalists' rights in Asia-Pacific.

As part of that mandate, SOPA established the annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence in 1999 to recognize and reward great journalism. The annual awards are highly coveted and have become a highlight of the regional media calendar.

SOPA's Editorial Committee, composed of senior journalists, oversees the awards in coordination with SOPA's board of publisher representatives.  All members volunteer their time throughout the year leading up to the annual awards.

In 2011, the University of Hong Kong's Journalism & Media Studies Centre was appointed to administer the awards,including recruiting distinguished former or current journalists and academics from around the world to be judges. Each year, those judges donate their time and make sure editorial standards are upheld.

More than 90 awards are given out each year in an array of categories, which are periodically reviewed to keep pace with the ever-evolving ways that journalism is delivered to consumers. In the past five years, we have added Video Reporting and Journalistic Innovation to our lineup; the Public Service Journalism award replaced the Journalist of the Year category; and we have launched the category of Young Journalist of the Year. The 2022 Awards feature the new categories Technology and Audio Reporting.

The SOPA Awards are open to digital and print publications in English and Chinese.

Why Enter The SOPA Awards?

The SOPA Awards have served as recognition of the region’s most outstanding journalists and publishers while supporting and defending a free press in Asia. Brands are judged by the company they keep, and every year SOPA Awards draw hundreds of entries from top-class successful media brands doing business in Asia. Don’t miss the chance to enhance your reputation for quality journalism that attracts influential readers and a broader base of advertisers


As a not-for-profit organization, sponsorship is key to ensuring the vitality of the annual SOPA Awards. Over the years, SOPA has been fortunate in receiving strong support from its sponsors. Please contact for more information on how to support the SOPA Awards.

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