Rules & FAQ
What’s new in SOPA 2023 Awards?
For the first time in the 25-year history of the Awards, SOPA is seeking submissions in Bahasa Indonesia language for a new award that honors the work demonstrating impact on the Indonesian domestic agenda. In the new category of Excellence in Bahasa Indonesia News Reporting, a publication may submit a maximum of two entries and each entry allows a maximum of three articles.
For 2023, First time AND small media companies can apply for subsidy for their submissions. Each media outlet can claim the subsidy for up to two entries, paying only HKD$200 (US$25) for each entry.
The maximum number of bylines allowed for each submission is limited at 10.
In Excellence in Audio Reporting, each publication now may submit TWO entries. Entries are limited to one single episode OR a series of up to three episodes totalling under THREE hours.
In SOPA Award for Young Journalists: at least THREE out of five articles must be the work of one journalist only, revised from the previous requirement that all five must be the work of one journalist only.
The Excellence in Magazine Design award will now be given out across all three groups. Publications may nominate only ONE entry in this category.