The award has six categories, and each category has a number of specialized sub-categories in the same main category, as the following:
- Journalism and the included sub-categories are (Social journalism, cultural journalism, economic journalism, political journalism, sports journalism, photo journalism, caricature "cartons" journalism and columnist).
- Visual production and the included sub-categories are (video report, TV interview and documentary).
- Audio production and the included sub-category is (mass communication).
- Media application.
- Pioneering media.
- Media Person of the Year.