The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2017

Last date to apply

20 March 2017

About Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2017 competition is open to professional journalists working for all different media types i.e. professional or amateur journalist. Journalists from Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe can participate in the Competition. Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2017 theme

  •  Development and Poverty Eradication
  • Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union

 A trophy and €5 000 per category will be awarded in each of the five regions.In December, the European Commission will award journalists for their outstanding reporting on the theme of the competition. Interested candidates whether Professional journalist or Amateur journalists will have to submit one piece of published journalism in either of the two categories.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Important Dates

Events

Date

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Application starts

7 February 2017

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Application ends

20 March 2017

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize winners will be announced

June 2017

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Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe
Class/ Age Open to All
Details
  • Journalists can enter the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize under two categories: professional journalist or amateur journalist. 
  • Participating Regions: Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.

Professional journalist

  • Should Hold a press card;
  • Submit a journalistic piece for the Prize that has been published/broadcasted by a press organisation/media outlet.

For both themes, opinion articles are not eligible.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Reward

  • Two prizes one per category will be awarded in each of the five regions: Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.
  • A Grand Prize will be awarded to one of the 12 winners for the best piece of journalism.
  • All the 12 winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize of €5 000.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Application form and Process

Candidates have to fill out the online application form and submit one piece of published journalism – either in the professional or amateur journalism category.

Guideline for Submission

  • A summary in English between 200 and 400 words must accompany all entries.
  • The candidates have to submit their original journalistic work: either individually or for jointly authored or produced items, as a group.
  • All entries must have been published or have appeared in an agency dispatch for the first time between 11 March 2016 and 10 March 2017.
  • Entries must have been published in one of five regions:
    • Africa
    • the Arab World and the Middle East
    • Asia and the Pacific
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • the Caribbean
  • The article or audio-visual material must address development and poverty eradication, and touches upon the developing world.
  • There is no character limit to written stories.
  • There is no limit to the size of audio-visual work.
  • An article or audio visual can be in one of the 24 official European Union languages.However, if the article is not originally in either English, French or Spanish, you must also submit a translation of the entire article or script in one of these languages.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Selection Process

All the entries will be assessed on "Development and Poverty Eradication" and "Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union". The journalist piece would be judged on the originality of approach, professional quality, investigative depth.All entries will go through a phase of pre-selection.

  • The top 12 journalistic pieces in each category will be given to an independent Grand Jury.
  • The jury will consist of seven people who are recognised figures in journalism, development and poverty eradication.
  • The jury will choose the final winners. The decision of the jury shall be final.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance to the theme
  • Quality and investigative depth
  • Originality

Read More: Joan Shorenstein Fellowship for Journalists

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Contact Details

Directorate General For International Cooperation And Development
Rue de la Loi 41
B-1049 Brussels
Phone: +3222991111

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