The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, launched in 1992 to honour courage in journalism, rewards the excellence of journalists reporting about the stories that matter on the topics of inequality, poverty eradication, sustainable development, environment, biodiversity, climate action, digital, jobs and employment, education and skills development, migration, healthcare, and peace, democracy and human rights.
The Prize is open to journalists in the following three categories:
• Grand Prize: reporting published by a media based in one of the European Union’s partner countries on development and cooperation.
• Europe Prize: reporting published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom).
• Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom) or in one of its partner countries on development and cooperation.
Entries to this year’s competition should relate to the issues of:
b) Poverty eradication,
c) Sustainable development,
d) Environment, biodiversity, climate action,
e) Digital (gap, connectivity, e-governance, entrepreneurship),
f) Jobs and employment,
g) Education and skills development,
i) Healthcare (access, assistance),
j) Peace, democracy and human rights.
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1. Entries must have been published (an online version must be accessible) or broadcasted (radio or television with an online version accessible) between 10 March 2020 and 9 March 2021.
2. The Prize admits submissions in all languages accompanied by a translation in English, French or Spanish when these are not the original languages of the reporting. The entries in languages other than English, French or Spanish will only be evaluated on the basis of the translated texts.
3. For text-based entries, the length limit is 2,300 words.
Video and audio entries can be up to 15 minutes long.
4. The location of the media outlet where the reporting was published determines the geographic eligibility of application. The outlet’s office must be based in an eligible country.
5. The participants must be the authors and holders of the copyright and the moral rights of their work.
6. 2020 winners cannot compete again for the 2021 Prize but are eligible for subsequent editions.
There will be up to three winners. Each winner will receive 10,000€.
The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner.
Categories will not be awarded if quality is not met.
Submit your entry by 18 April 23:59 CET.
For more information, please visit https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/lnp