Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Open to Submissions

The European Commission has launched the 2019 edition of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize. The Prize was established in 1992, in memory of Lorenzo Natali, former Commissioner for Development and a staunch defender of freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and development. The Prize is awarded to journalists for outstanding reporting on development.

The overarching theme of the 2019 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is ‘journalism for development’. Entries should relate to development cooperation issues such as youth, gender equality, health, climate change, and so on.

Prizes will be awarded in the following three categories:

Grand Prize: open to journalists whose media headquarter is located in one of the more than 160 partner countries with which the European Union engages on development and cooperation. A full list of eligible countries is available here.

Europe Prize: open to journalists whose media headquarter is located in one of the countries of the European Union.

Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose media is headquartered in any country where DG DEVCO and DG NEAR provide development assistance, as well as in the EU Member States. A full list of eligible countries is available here.

Up to three winners will be selected, and the winner of each category will receive €10,000. In addition, the winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner.

All entries must have been published (print or online), broadcasted or have appeared in an agency dispatch for the first time between 10 March 2018 and 9 March 2019. Written entries may be no longer than 2,000 words, and videos and broadcasts for no longer than 10 minutes.

Applications should be submitted online by the 14 April 2019 deadline.

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