The Narrator Award

With the Narrator Award, we want to stimulate more journalistic narratives, increase awareness of the genre and strengthen its quality. The award will highlight individuals and editors who actively contribute to this exciting, humane storytelling tradition living on in the Norwegian press. The association Fortellingens kraft coordinates the jury work, administers and awards the prize, which was awarded for the first time in 2019.

The prize will be awarded in connection with the conference in Bergen.


Everyone can nominate entries, and the jury is free to find entries they think fit into the category.

An independent and professionally competent jury assesses the entries nominated for the award based on criteria such as idea, dramaturgical and literary means, uniqueness, narrative style and impact. Relevance to the press’ social mission and ability to provide insight, create reflection and an experience among readers, viewers or listeners can be emphasized in the jury’s assessment.

The jury will have great freedom in their work to find the best story of the year.

All formats will be considered – from short news reports to long documentaries and series. The award wants to encourage more frequent use of the journalistic narrative in the media’s journalistic work. The contribution can be published as text, audio (radio, podcast), live film (TV, video) or in a combination of platforms.

It is important to us that different formats can reach the competition, and we will therefore also award up to three diplomas for other valuable contributions.

Narrative journalism also finds its way in between book binders and it is natural to consider a recognition also for this year’s best reportage book when there are relevant candidates.

This year’s jury has been appointed by the board of Fortellingens kraft, which also coordinates the jury’s work.

Fortellerprisen is sponsored by Norsk Journalistlag, Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, Norsk Redaktørforening, TV 2 and Schibsted.