The Young Investigative Journalist Competition and Award 2015 – Win €2,000 Cash

The Young Investigative Journalist Competition and Award 2015 – Win €2,000 Cash

Deadline: March 20, 2015

Applications are now invited for the Young Investigative Journalist Award. The aim of this competition is the promotion of investigative journalism in Greece and its point is distinguishing the best journalistic research, which will be designated after a screening held by the competition’s judge committee. The competition is organised by Cafebabel Greece in partnership with the not-for-profit informatics organization SciFY, the Greek National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos“ and the online journalists’ social network

The Investigative Journalist Award Initiative was established to reward and encourage young professionals who are working for the sake of common good and public interest and who investigate and monitor the work and decisions of Greek authorities, of civil society, of legal and natural persons currently operating in Greek territory as well as the impact and the consequences of their actions.

Types of Research

  • Participants are allowed to carry out journalistic research on any of the fields mentioned below, concerning citizens who live in Greece and events that have taken, take or will take place in Greek reality within its geographical territory.
  • Research can deal with any of the following fields, either alone or in combination:
    • Society
    • Politics
    • Economy
    • Environment
  • Participants are allowed to submit digital, television, radio and multimedia (video and slideshow) journalistic research.
  • Each journalistic piece must concentrate on the involvement of people in civic life, public interest, the research and monitoring of the work and decisions made by Greek state authorities, the actions of civic society, the actions of private and public legal persons trading in Greece, as well as the impact of forenamed actions on the society, the economy and other areas.


The Young Investigative Journalism Contest has two prizes:

  1. A cash prize of two thousand Euros (2.000 €) for the best journalistic research
  2. A software tools prize for data journalism that will be announced with the hackathon


  • Open to only natural persons from 18 to 30 years old regardless of nationality and place of residence
  • Participants do not need to be students or graduates of a Department of Journalism or any related – public or private – institute.
  • Entry is open to any person inside the mentioned age range, regardless of whether they have professionally practiced journalism.

How to Apply

  1. To fill out the application form available in the especially designed webpage of the Organizer and
  2. To submit the research online. In case that the research is submitted in a language other than the Contest´s official language (Greek), it should be accompanied by an official translation.

Research shall be submitted in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. As 7z, ZIP, GZIP or TAR files with maximum size 50 MB or
  2. Accompanied by links with relevant content. Links should be active during the whole Contest and 3 months after its Closing date.

For more information, visit Young Investigative Journalist Award.