Here are the categories for the Publisher Newsletter Awards!

Entries to the Publisher Newsletter Awards are free, but to be considered for any of the below categories, please note that the following criteria must be met first.

The newsletter:

  • Must be from a publisher* that releases content regularly and primarily in at least one other medium – print or online; or a newsletter-first publisher of original content.
  • Will have been available for at least eight weeks prior to entries closing on 5th May, with plans to continue.
  • Must have published a newsletter between February 2023 and April 2023.

*B2B or B2C organisation of any size whose primary purpose is to publish editorial content to an audience across print or online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept entries from blogs or companies whose primary business is not publishing.

N.B. Although we welcome entries from all over the world, the newsletter must be in English for the purposes of judging. Please be aware for overseas entries that the awards ceremony will be held in London in July 2023.


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Best Commercial Strategy

Newsletters are an increasingly important part of publisher portfolios, particularly for their revenue streams. Enter here to shout about your monetising success!

Newsletter Hero

Is someone in your publishing business driving your newsletter strategy forwards? Or has someone in the wider industry inspired your newsletter efforts? Nominate them for Newsletter Hero of the Year!

Best New Newsletter Launch

We love launches. Tell us about why you’ve decided to launch a newsletter and what key audience needs it addresses, for a chance to win the best newsletter launch award.

Newsletter of the Year

The best of the best, this newsletter will be the one that stands head and shoulders above all others. This category isn’t open for entry, but will be chosen from among the winners of all the other categories.


Best Politics Newsletter

This award recognises the unique work that goes into delivering a newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date within the rapidly shifting political landscape.

Best Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Physical and mental health has never been more important. Share your contribution to your listeners’ wellbeing, whether you’re sharing fitness tips or health advice.

Best Family & Lifestyle Newsletter

This category is for newsletters looking to help their readers live their best lives, through improving their finances, careers, relationships, skills, family life and more.

Best Hobbies & Special Interest Newsletter

This award celebrates newsletters that are targeted at specific interests and pastimes, from gardening tips to angling, crafting to stargazing.

Best Sport Newsletter

From match-day updates to player predictions, we’ve seen plenty of examples of publishers feeding their audience’s thirst for sports through newsletters. Tell us all about it here.

Best Technology Newsletter

From in-depth analysis of the newest developments in high-tech to consumer-focused trends, this will showcase the best technology-themed newsletters.

Best Solo* Newsletter

Some of the best newsletters in the media and publishing space are produced by individuals, and this award will recognise the contribution made by these solo experts.

*Publishing/media commentator

Best News Newsletter

For newsletters that keep their audiences informed about the latest news, whether that’s daily breaking news updates or deep dive analysis of world events.

Best Food & Drink Newsletter

Whether you’re discussing making the perfect roast or the best wine to pair with it, enter your newsletter in this section to tickle our judges’ tastebuds.

Best Local & Community Newsletter

Newsletters have an important part to play in reaching and engaging local communities. If you’ve got a newsletter that’s smashing its community outreach, enter it here.

Best Entertainment & Culture Newsletter

From cinema to TV to books, from celebrities to gaming to podcasts, this category spotlights newsletters that bring recommendations and reviews to their audience’s inbox.

Best Science & Medical Newsletter

This one is – you guessed it! – for those in the scientific/medical arena, whether you’re distilling complex concepts for consumers, or providing in-depth analysis for professionals

Best B2B Newsletter

Calling all business-to-business publishers! Whether your newsletter is about a global or a niche industry, if it’s for a B2B audience, this is the category for you.

Best Partner Newsletter

A perfect opportunity to show off your commercial work, this category is for newsletters that are developed and published alongside a partner brand or organisation.

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