2021 Entry Fees

2021 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, Hong Kong Free Press
New Group C :
Publications in Chinese that are local, regional or global in focus.


Cost per entryGroup AGroup BGroup C
Non-membersHK$1,600 HK$1,000 HK$1,000
SOPA membersHK$1,400 HK$900HK$900
For SOPA membership discount code, please request via email to mail@sopasia.com latest by Thursday February 11th, 2021.  


New Entrants Subsidy

In line with its mission to support editorial excellence, the Google News Initiative will again subsidize first time entrants to the SOPAwards 2021, or any news media organization that hasn’t entered in the past five years.  Each first timer can submit a maximum of 5 entries, paying only HKD$200 (USD$25) for each entry.  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!  Please DO NOT PAY until you hear from us.

Membership Promotion

**For a limited time, we are again offering a 40% discount on the SOPA Membership fee with a 40% discount on up to five award entries.  Promotion ends February 12, 2021.
於2021年2月12日或以前申請成為亞洲出版業協會,會員將獲40%會費折扣 及最多五份SOPA大獎報名費40%折扣  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.
Sorry we will not accept bank wire transfers for the Awards entries payment.

Please read the Rules and FAQ before submitting payment.