INSP Awards

2017 Awards Winners. Photo by: Rebecca Lupton.

Established in 2008, the INSP Awards highlight the outstanding achievements of independent street paper journalism and street papers’ contribution to social justice.

Each year, the awards culminate in a gala dinner at INSP’s annual Global Street Paper Summit.

Awards are currently presented in the following categories:

Editorial Awards

  • Best News Feature
  • Best Cultural Feature
  • Best Photograph
  • Best Cover
  • Best Design
  • INSP Special News Service Award
  • Best Vendor Contribution

Impact Awards

  • Best Online Presence
  • Best Project
  • Best Breakthrough
  • Best Campaign

A round-up of the past awards:

2017 Awards

23 August 2017
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, UK

The seventh INSP Awards, hosted by Serge Lareault.

Winners:

2016 Awards

15 June 2016
Onassis Cultural Centre
Athens, Greece

The sixth INSP Awards, hosted by Serge Lareault.

Winners:

2015 Awards

26 June 2015
Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom
Seattle, USA

The fifth INSP Awards, hosted by Serge Lareault.

Winners:

2013 Awards

1 August 2013
Munich, Germany

The fourth INSP Awards.

Winners:

2011 Awards

22 July 2011
Crowne Plaza
Glasgow, UK

The third INSP Awards.

Winners:

2009 Awards

14 May 2009
Logen Theatre
Bergen, Norway

The second INSP Awards, hosted by Petter Lavern.

Winners:

  • Best Feature Story: Streetvibes, USA
  • Best Campaign Cover: The Big Issue Zambia
  • Best Interview: The Jeepney, Philippines
  • Best Photograph: Megaphone, Canada
  • Best Design: Ocas”, Brazil
  • Best Vendor Essay: The Big Issue, UK
  • INSP Special Award for External Press: The Tyee, Canada
  • Outstanding Contribution to the International Street Paper Movement: BISS, Germany

2008 Awards

20 June 2008
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Glasgow, UK

The first INSP Awards, hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP.

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