The Bad Press Awards
Campaigning for Truth and Trust in Britain's feral press


Nominate an article, paper or person for the coveted Humdinger awards



Sketch of the Humdinger Trophy -  designed by Ed Eustace

Sketch of the Humdinger Trophy -  designed by Ed Eustace

Because a bad press is worse than bad sex... 

Every year the Bad Press Awards will seek nominations for some of the most transparently inaccurate and inflammatory newspaper stories, sponsored content on news sites, and self serving conflicts of interest in the media.  

After a call for nominations to end in April 2017, a team of judges will then select a shortlist, with the winners in each category to be announced in early June at the Byline Festival in a ceremony hosted by John Cleese.



The Whistle Blowers Award - designed by Ed Eustace

The Whistle Blowers Award - designed by Ed Eustace

For all the fun, this prize giving is a serious campaign to out the worst of the press, raise standards and keep the media honest by holding them to account. 

For this reason, the Bad Press Awards is being registered as a not-for-profit community interest company dedicated to acknowledging and rewarding whistle-blowers in the media, and investing in newcomers to journalism



As the year of Brexit, Migrant Hatred and attacks on Hijab wearing news reporters, 2016 should be a bumper year for the Bad Press Awards
— Stephen Colegrave
Though the Bad Press Awards should be as fun and satirical as the Bad Sex awards or the Raspberries, we intend to have a very serious prize for the bravest media whistleblower of the year.
— Richard Peppiatt
In the end, this is all about supporting good journalism, with profits from the event reinvested in grants for newcomer and student journalists
— Peter Jukes