Nominations are now open for the 30th edition of Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2022 to recognise and celebrate excellence in journalism on the issues of 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), peace, democracy and human rights.
It was created by the European Commission, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor to the international partnerships approach to global challenges impacting society.
The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize rewards excellent and courageous reporting on the issues of:
- poverty eradication,
- sustainable development,
- environment, biodiversity, climate action,
- digital (gap, connectivity, e-governance, entrepreneurship),
- jobs and employment,
- education and skills development,
- healthcare (access, assistance), and
- peace, democracy and human rights.
The Prize is open to journalists in the following three categories:
- Grand Prize: brave reporting published by a media based in one of the European Union’s partner countries.
- Europe Prize: published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom).
- Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 at the time of publication whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom) or in one of its partner countries.
- There will be up to three winners. Categories will not be awarded if quality is not met.
- Each winner will receive 10,000€. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner.
- The winners will be invited to participate in the Online Award Ceremony.
- Publication period: Entries must have been published (an online version must be accessible) or broadcasted (radio or television with an online version accessible) between 10 March 2021 and 9 March 2022.
- Language requirements: The Prize admits submissions in all languages accompanied by a translation in English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese when these are not the original languages of the reporting. The entries in languages other than English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese will only be evaluated on the basis of the translated texts.
- Length: For text-based entries, the length limit is 2,300 words. Video and audio entries can be up to 15 minutes long.
- Geographic eligibility: The location of the media outlet where the reporting was published determines the geographic eligibility of your application. The outlet’s office must be based in an eligible country. For example, reporting published in Reuters India is eligible, while reporting published in Reuters USA is not.
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