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European Commission (EU) 2024 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Call for Application for the European Commission (EU) 2024 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize. 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.

For over three decades, the Lorenzo Natali Prize has celebrated excellence in journalism as the EU’s flagship journalism award, commemorating the former Vice-President of the European Commission, Lorenzo Natali, who strongly promoted and furthered European development policies.

Since its establishment in 1992, the Prize has brought stories about important worldwide issues into focus. It has recognised journalists who bring to light stories on the human impact of climate, digital infrastructure, gender equality, human development, jobs, peace, governance and human rights, among other issues, and this year is no different.

Marking the 32nd year of the award, applications for the 2024 Lorenzo Natali Prize will open on 29 May 2024. We encourage all journalists to apply by submitting an eligible story until 30 June 2024 23:59 CEST. 

Entering this competition is the perfect opportunity for you to share your story with the world. Let’s go beyond the headlines!

Eligibility/Prize categories

Who is eliogible to Apply for the prize

Best Emerging Journalist Award

Reporting by journalists aged between 18 and 25 at the time of submission and published by a media outlet based in any of the eligible countries. The Best Emerging Journalist Prize also offers a unique training opportunity to equip the winner with the skills required for high-quality journalism.

Investigative Journalism Award

Reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries whose objective is to uncover serious issues such as crimes, injustice, corruption, or corporate wrongdoing, and to expose these to the public.

Feature Journalism Award
Reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries focusing on entertaining, educating, engaging or informing the audience. This can take an in-depth look at a current event, situation, person or group, and can cover innovations and solutions to current challenges.

Special Award – Photojournalism
Photojournalism work published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries in recognition of the impact of visual storytelling in conveying the complex realities of our world. Entries under this category must be single photographs.

For more information: Visit the website for European Commission (EU) 2024 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

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