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The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2018

Last date to apply

9 March 2018

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About Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2018 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 2018 theme:

  •  Development: Entries must address issues on development in the developing world
  • Eliminate violence against women and girls: A special prize for submissions related to the elimination of violence against women and girls.

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

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Dates


Events

Date

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Application starts

5 February 2018

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Application ends

9 March 2018

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize winners will be announced

5 or 6 June 2018

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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
  • Junior journalists (between 21 and 26 years old on 9 March 2018)
  • Senior journalists (above 27 years old on 9 March 2018)
Details
  • Journalists can enter the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize under two categories: Junior journalist and Senior 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.
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive the additional trophy and  €5 000.
  • All the 11 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. Candidates are advised to read and follow all the instructions before participating for the same.

Click here to apply

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.
  • Text-based entries must be maximum 1500 words long. Video and audio entries must be maximum 10 minutes long.
  • All entries must have been published (online or print), broadcasted or have appeared in a media outlet for the first time between 21 March 2017 and 9 March 2018.
  • 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
  • Entries are accepted in all languages. However, a translation in English, French or Spanish is required for the entries, that are not written in one of these languages. The entries will be evaluated on the basis of translated texts provided in one these three languages.

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Selection Process

All the entries will be assessed on either Development or Eliminate violence against women and girls. 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 11 journalistic pieces in each category will be given to an independent Grand Jury.
  • The jury is 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 - relevance to the theme; focus and significance
  • Originality of approach - methodology, innovativeness;
  • Investigative depth - in-depth investigation, resources put in, accuracy, factual reporting;
  • Quality of work - writing, structure, language, clearly stated conclusion;
  • Added value - challenging the status quo, having a big scope etc.

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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