• February:
  • Newspaper of the Year Awards | The 2024 Newspaper Awards (for print); nomination for International Newspaper of the Year [Winner to be announced March 26, 2024]


  • December:
  • WAN-IFRA Gold Award for Best Newsletter (Beshara) and Silver Award for Best Podcast (Iraq:20 Years On)

  • October:
  • The National’s podcast series ‘Iraq: 20 Years On’ received the Jury’s Signal Award (Silver) for the category of Limited Series & Special: News & Politics

  • June:
  • The National has been “highly commended” in two categories at the Drum Awards: Willy Lowry for Content Creator of the Year and Gavin Esler for Best Commentary/Blogging.

  • March:
  • Shorthand Awards has declared The National as the Finalist for the Best Arts and Culture Story classification (Rebuilding Mosul)

  • The National has received a bronze Stevie award for “Text to Speech feature” in the category of innovation in Media, Visual Communication & Entertainment. Sponsored by RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • 2023: International Newspaper Design Competition – One Gold; two honourable mentions

  • 2023: Global Village Awards – Best Photo (Chris Whiteoak)

  • 2023: Webbie Honoree, Video – Documentary: Shortform (Five years after ISIS, Mosul families rebuild)

    The National's Xavier Kashelle accepts the accolade at the 2023 Stevie Awards in Ras Al Khaimah. Photo: The Stevie Awards

    2017 - 2022

    • 2022: Foreign Press Correspondents USA – Professional Excellence Award (Willy Lowry)
    • 2022: Two freelancers longlisted for the One World Media awards for stories they did for The National
    • 2022: Global Village Awards – Best Photo (Chris Whiteoak)
    • 2022: Finalist in the Shorthand Awards – Best Editorial Story
    AVA Digital Awards | Beyond The Headlines Podcast · Platinum: The Blast · Gold: The Captagon Crisis
    Data & Marketing Association (DMA) Awards · 3 Gold: best use of data and insights, best data storytelling, best entertainment, music and publishing campaign · 1 Silver: best b2c
    The One Show: 2 Merit Awards: Category of Storytelling: UK/US Brand Campaign “The Shocking Percentage” · Category of Editorial, Magazines and Newspapers: The National Ghaf Paper activation for UAE 50th National Day
    The Clio Awards: “Shortlist”: The National Ghaf Paper activation for UAE 50th National Day
    Creative Pool Awards 2021: UK Brand campaign | Silver: Advertising, Digital
    Feb 2020: Google News Innovation Grant: The National has been selected by the Google News Initiative as one of the first winners of Google’s GNI Middle East Innovation Challenge. (Text to Voice Tool)
    The Webby Awards: Beyond the headline: The Middle East Explained · Podcasts, News & Politics, Honoree 2020
    WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards: · Gold: Best social engagement · Silver: News website · Bronze: Best use of video
    Transform Brand Awards: Best brand evolution, best brand development project, best visual identity
    2019: Webby Honoree (for Beyond the Headlines podcast)
    2019: Longlisted for One World Media awards in the Refugee Reporting category
    2019: WAN-Ifra Digital Awards, Middle East · 1st place for Social Media Engagement in 2019 for our coverage of Year of Tolerance · 2nd for ‘Best News Site’ for all our hard work last year · 3rd for ‘Best Use of Online Video’ for our 'End of ISIS’ video
    2018: European Newspaper Awards (for video and animation)
    2018: WAN-Ifra Asian Media Awards - Best in Print Awards (UPP)
    2017: · WAN-Ifra Digital Awards, Middle East · Best Use of Online Video
    The National collected seven accolades at the 20th European Newspaper Award


    Society for News Design - winner of 169 design awards
    2015: Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award by the International Women's Foundation - winner
    2014: Arab Strategic Web Awards - Winner of the English-language Magazine and Newspaper category
    2014: The Camel Race Association - Award for excellent coverage of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
    Associated Press Sports Editors Competition: 2011-2014 - winner of top 10 best daily section · 2012-2014 - winner of top 10 for best special section (F1 magazine)
    WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club:· 2012-14 - winner
    UAE Web Awards Competition:· 2013 - Golden Award in the Media Online Press category
    National Press Photographers Association:· 2010 - 2013 - six awards for multimedia
    UN Foundation Prize for Humanitarian Reporting:· 2010 - Coverage of Haitian earthquake
    Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes:· 2010 - three wins
    Dubai Print awards:· 2009 - 2010 - Gold award
    Society of Publication Designers:· 2009 - merit award for fashion illustration
    National Photographers Association of Canada:· 2009 - winner of first place picture story