NQJ awards

There are four annual awards for candidates in the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams.

The Trainee of The Year award is presented at the Journalism Skills Conference to the overall best-performing candidate across the March, July and November exams. 

Awards are also given in each of the three exam components: media law and ethics in practice, the optional skills module and e-logbook. 

Subject awards


  • Media law and ethics in practice award, sponsored by Reviewed & Cleared 

  • Practical journalism skills award, sponsored by Esso

  • E-logbook award, sponsored by Newsquest