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Lorenzo Natali Prize 2023

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €10,000

Deadline: 28/04/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Submissions can be submitted in written, audio-visual, and multimedia formats.
    – Entries must have been published or broadcast between 10 March 2022 and 9 March 2023.
    – For text-based entries, the length limit is 2,300 words. Video and audio entries can be up to 30 minutes long.
  • Type of funding: Awards and Prizes
  • Target country: Worldwide
  • Application language:The Prize admits submissions in all languages accompanied by a translation in one of these languages: English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese when these are not the original languages of the reporting.

Entries are now open for the 31st Edition of the Lorenzo Natali Prize 2023 to celebrate excellence in journalism.

Established in 1992, it highlights stories about issues that matter in our world, such as the human impact of inequality, poverty and climate change, the importance of education and the value of human rights in the societies. The Prize is awarded to journalists in recognition of their reporting work on international issues, notably stories that shine a light on the most pressing global challenges.The Prize commemorates the former Vice-President of the European Commission, Lorenzo Natali, who contributed significantly to the promotion and furthering of European development policies.

The Prize is open to journalists in the following three categories:

  • International 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: open to journalists under 30 for reporting published by a media based in the European Union or in one of its partner countries.

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises and rewards the endeavour of journalists who contribute through
their investigative work to issues relating to:

  • inequality,
  • poverty eradication,
  • sustainable development,
  • environment, biodiversity, climate action,
  • digital (gap, connectivity, e-governance, entrepreneurship),
  • jobs and employment,
  • education and skills development,
  • migration,
  • healthcare (access, assistance), and
  • peace, democracy and human rights.

See here to learn more and apply.

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