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IJ4EU Impact Award

Status: Open

  • Awards & prizes

Organisation: Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU)

Deadline: 02/05/2024

Location: Online

The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) is currently accepting nominations for its IJ4EU Impact Award.

With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the annual IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in Europe. The award is managed by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).

General eligibility

The eligibility criteria will be broadly similar to the submission requirements for the Investigation Support Scheme and the Freelancer Support Scheme. Specifically:

  • The award will be open to cross-border investigations published via any credible medium (e.g. print, broadcast television or radio, online, documentary film, multimedia etc.).
  • Nominated investigations must have been published between 1 October 2022 and 31 December 2023.
  • Nominated investigations must involve journalists based in at least two European countries that have signed up to the full cross-sectoral strand of the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme, which provides core funding for IJ4EU.
  • Nominated investigations need to highlight issues of common interest for European countries, and be seen to have strengthened European media.
  • Nominated investigations may have been published in any language. However, for investigations not published in English, a translation in English of the core investigation/summary must be provided.
  • Nominations must include any significant challenge to the honesty, accuracy or fairness of an entry, such as published letters, corrections, retractions as well as responses by the relevant newspaper or website.
How to apply

The application deadline for the IJ4EU Impact Award nomination is May 2, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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