2020 Entry Fees

2020 Entry Fees


New Group A :
Publications with original news coverage of an international nature and marketed to a world-wide audience.
Some examples include: The New York Times, CNN International, The Guardian, Financial Times, Bloomberg
New Group B :
Publications that are regional or local in both audience and news coverage.
Some examples include: The Australian, Rappler, Nikkei Asian Review, Hong Kong Free Press
New Group C :
Publications in Chinese that are local, regional or global in focus.


Cost per entry Group A Group B Group C
Non-members HK$1,600 HK$1,000 HK$1,000
SOPA members HK$1,400 HK$900 HK$900
For SOPA membership discount code, please request via email to mail@sopasia.com latest by Thursday Jan 9th, 2020.  


New Entrants Subsidy

In line with its mission to support editorial excellence, the Google News Initiative will subsidize first time entrants to the SOPAwards 2020, or any news organization that hasn’t entered in the past five years.  Each first timer can submit a maximum of 5 entries, paying only HKD$250 for each.  There’s a cap on the subsidy, so entrants are encouraged to apply early.   You do not need to be a SOPA member.  Once your nomination letters and entries are ready, email us at mail@sopasia.com and sopa@hku.hk  with the Entries’ unique reference code and we will be in touch!

Membership Promotion

**For new membership applications submitted by Tuesday January 14, 2020, we are offering a 40% discount on the 2020 SOPA Membership fee. In addition, each new member will be offered a 40% discount for the first five pieces of all their entries.
於2020年1月14日(星期二)之前申請成為亞洲出版協會2020年度會員,可享六折優惠。此外,每名會員提交首五份參賽作品,亦可享六折優惠。。mail@sopasia.com / https://www.sopasia.com/membership-benefits/

Payment Methods

Entries will only be accepted online and payments will be cleared through PayPal.  You don’t need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal.

Please read the rules and FAQ before submitting payment.