- Platinum Award (formerly Media Freedom Award)
This is the highest award given by MISA Zambia and is awarded to individuals, institutions, journalists and media houses for their exceptional efforts towards promoting media freedom and freedom of expression in Zambia; including the right of access to information. It is not open for entries.
- Golden TV Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalist in Television or the best television station
- Golden Radio Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalist in Radio or the most outstanding radio station
- Golden community media Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalist in community media or the most outstanding community media institution
- Golden online media Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalist in online media or the best online media institution
- Golden Print Media Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalist in print media or the best print media house
Sponsored Award Categories
Best Reporting Child Rights Governance
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalists in Radio, Television and Print Media around Child Rights Governance. This to a large extent should include media reports on effective participation of children in governance processes for the realization of children’s rights to Health, Education and Protection in Zambia.
Best news coverage, Medicines Regulation
This award recognizes the most outstanding professional journalists for their excellence, dedication and creativity in educating and sensitizing members of the public through their consistency accurate reporting on the Authority’s mandate.
The Matilda Mwaba Equity in Sport Award
This award will recognize the media practitioner who has undertaken work that reveals inequalities in sport, showcases marginalized groups and individuals, provides critical analyses, and motivates change. Topics that the winner has covered will include among others: underrepresentation in leadership, harassment and abuse, (un)fair pay, athletes’ rights, disabilities, corruption, coaching, policy, legislation and sport for social change. The award is presented in honour of Ms. Matilda Mwaba co-founder of NOWSPAR and advocate for equity in sport
Best Social Protection Reporting Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding journalists in Social Protection Reporting. Social Protection refers to protective policies and instruments which enhance the capacity of poor and vulnerable people to escape from poverty and enable them to better manage risks and shocks.