Apply Now for 2019 Migration Media Award

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Applications are now open for the Migration Media Award to recognize and reward the excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of up to 36 journalism pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects.

The award will focus on constructive journalism, reflected through human interest and analytical stories, resulting from time-intensive, un-sensationalistic, in-depth reporting and contributing to balance the narrative on migration, making it more evidence based, nuanced and less polarising.


While the first two competition attracted many dramatic stories focusing on refugees and irregular immigration, the 2019 edition of the Migration Media Award will focus on any topic or subtopic related to:

  • Diaspora: identity, contributions and investments, policies, integration, returnees
  • Labour migration: skill validation and job matching, mobility, economic contributions and access (banks, loans, social protection, education)
  • Vulnerable groups: Support and Protection of Victims and Victim-Witnesses Trafficking of human beings, victims of torture and inhuman treatment; minors, unaccompanied minors, families; Women and gender issues; Elders
  • Legal and irregular migration: asylum procedures, refugee rights and status; border management and security; judicial treatment and appeals, detention, readmission and forced/voluntary returns; visas; research and databases

Media Categories

There are six media format categories and required length:

  • Video: a video report (6-12 to 52 minutes) or a coherent series of short videos
  • Radio: a radio report from 6-12 to 58 minutes or a coherent series of short reports
  • Print: a long read or page-length spread with multiple elements
  • Online: an illustrated article (with or without photos, videos, links) for pure players only (not a web edition of another media format), including social media
  • Multimedia: a complex multi-format production mixing videos, photos, sound recording, with web navigation (hyperlinks, maps etc.) such as web-documentaries.
  • Photo: a min 6 max 12 – a coherent series of photos with captions in English, Arabic or French

Entries must be in one of the three language categories: Arabic, English or French. Other languages from the Euro-Mediterranean region are accepted given that entries are accompanied with a translated script in Arabic, English or French.

Award Information

The 2019 edition will accept only mid-length to long formats. The award scheme foresees a first, second and third prize for each category, and for each of the three eligible languages Arabic, French and English (with exclusion of photos), i.e. up to 48 winners. Awards will amount from 750 to 7000 euros.


The competition is open to all media outlets and journalists based in or coming from countries on both sides of the Mediterranean who have produced constructive journalistic work on the topic of migration. Entries may be submitted by a Media organisation but the prize will be awarded to the journalist who created the work. Thus, the contract for the 2nd production will be either with an individual journalist or with the media organisation and the 2nd production itself will need to be carried out by the journalist or team of journalists selected by the Jury. Journalists based in or coming from the following regions and countries are eligible:

Please note that Western Balkans or candidate countries are not eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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