The Inaugural 2018 CIJJIES

The time-consuming, yet inspiring, hard graft of investigative journalism will be honoured this June at the inaugural CIJJIES.

The New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce the founding of prizes intended to recognise the country’s best investigative journalism, and the best up-and-comers to the field. Winners will be announced at a less-than-glittering presentation, most likely at a bar, during the annual NZCIJ conference in June.

The CIJJIES are intended to reward the craft and impact of investigative journalism and are neutral in medium. These are awards created by journalists for journalists. Entries are due by 1 May and can be made in broadcast, print or online format using the linked form.

Entries are limited to one large, or four shorter, elements first published in the 12 months ending 31 March, 2018, and should be intended primarily for a New Zealand audience.

Judging will be overseen by NZCIJ to manage conflict of interests, and be conducted by a panel of working journalists and credible civil society figures with journalism experience.

Entries made by those within the first five years of their journalism career will be automatically entered into consideration for a “promising” category designed to encourage the next generation.

Click here to enter.

For any queries contact CIJJIES convenor Matt Nippert at