Campaign of the Year

Campaign of the Year

For the series of articles, broadcasts or digital project which has done the most to make a difference in society and serve the public interest. You cannot enter the same work in the Campaign and Investigation categories. Judges will be looking for evidence of a campaign’s impact, originality, bravery, skill of execution and at how journalism has been used to further the campaign’s objectives.

For print/online entries, please provide up to five examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to five clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Work should have been published between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 and aimed at a UK audience. 

The Times

The judges said: “Excellent use of data and strong graphics backed up a strongly organised campaign which has made clear progress on tackling a long-standing UK environmental problem.”

Transparency in British public life


Betrayal of the Brave

Daily Mail

Betrayal of the Brave – Daily Mail

The judges said: “This was a great campaign about one of the stories of the year. It did what journalism should do which is expose injustice, provide a voice to victims and hold the government to account.”

Daily Mail journalists pick up the Campaign of the Year award for Betrayal of the Brave at the British Journalism Awards

Chris Riches

Daily Express

Thank you for saving our lives: Cystic fibrosis sufferers celebrate Express campaign win

CF wonder drug could be on NHS a year early

Hancock praises Daily Express as Nicole goes home

The judges said: “The paper became a champion for a group that could not speak up for itself and was being ignored and that is the most heart-warming thing you can do as a journalist. As a result, it improved the lives of many young people. It had an ambitious aim of making life-saving drugs available and achieved it, winning appreciation from an under the cosh health secretary.”



Helen’s Law - (Fiona Duffy and Louie Smith)

Daily Mirror

Helen’s law

Judges said: “This was campaigning journalism at its best. Fiona Duffy stuck with this story like a limpet over many years and has achieved a result.”