Every year, the European Press Prize awards the highest achievements in European journalism across four categories (each worth €10,000):

  • The Investigative Reporting Award: for discovering and revealing facts, exposing hidden news to the public
  • The Distinguished Reporting Award: for exceptional reporting, telling a story in the best possible way
  • The Opinion Award: for a remarkable textual interpretation of the world we live in
  • The Innovation Award: for challenging the current boundaries of journalism by finding new ways to engage with audiences

Eligible entries must have been published between December 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019. Entering is free and all entries can be submitted in the original language (entries must include a 200-word summary of the project in English). Journalists from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe are eligible to enter their work.

All information about entering and the submission form can be found here.