The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize was launched in 1992 to recognise and celebrate excellence in reporting on sustainable development issues. It was created by DG DEVCO, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor of European development policy.

The Prize rewards journalists from around the globe for their online, print, or audio-visual reporting of stories of human achievements and perseverance around sustainable development issues. Their stories bring injustices to light and compel us to act. The overarching theme of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is journalism for sustainable development. Entries for 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 digitalisation.

Journalists are encouraged to send in entries for one of three categories.

  • Grand Prize: for reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the European Union’s
    partner countries.
  • Europe Prize: for reporting published by a media outlet based in the European Union.
  • Best Emerging Journalist Prize: for reporting by journalists under the age of 30, published in a
    media outlet based in the European Union or in one of its partner countries.

More information about the prize and application process can be found here.