European Commission Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020 for Reporting on Sustainable Development Issues (€10,000 prize)
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Applications for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020 are now open. The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises and celebrates excellence in reporting on sustainable development issues. The Prize also gives a voice to those whose vital message is often overlooked or ignored. It was created by DG DEVCO, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor of European development policy.
The overarching theme of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is journalism for sustainable development. Entries to this year’s competition should relate to international partnership issues such as, but not limited to, fighting poverty and inequalities, human rights, democracy, youth, gender equality, environment and climate change, health, technology and digital, etc.
- There will be up to three winners. Categories will not be awarded if quality is not met. 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.
- The winners will be invited to participate in the Award Ceremony to be held in Brussels on June 9-10. The European Commission will cover the cost of their travels. In the case of jointly authored or produced items, please note that only one person will be sponsored to join the Award Ceremony.
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*.
- Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union* or in one of its partner countries on development and cooperation.
*For the 2020 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, entries published in a UK-based outlet are eligible if published between March 10, 2019 and January 31, 2020.
You will need to upload your reporting (text or audio-visual file) as well as a translation of the work in English, Spanish or French if the original is not in one of these languages.
For more information, visit Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.