European Young Journalist Award

The European Young Journalist Award invites print and online journalists from the 27 EU Member States, the candidate and potential candidate countries to participate. All you have to do is send your article telling your vision of the European Union?s enlargement.
The European Young Journalist Award is supported by the European Commission, DG Enlargement.

Content Requirements:
Participants are asked to submit an article on the issue of past, present and future EU enlargement.

There are two categories: print and radio.
•  Entries should be published/ broadcasted between 1 October 2007 to 28 February 2010
•  Radio category:
– radio submissions should be interviews, documentaries, panel discussions, reports or short stories.
– clips must be handed in on CD Rom/DVD by mail or be available as podcast download on the Internet.
– format of the radio entry: MP3 or Windows Media file.
– entries must not exceed a maximum length of 30 minutes.
– entries will be judged on the strength of the script and subject, ability to meet the objective, technical proficiency and sound.
– all entries must be presented in a language from any EU Member State, candidate countries or potential candidates or in Icelandic.
– all participants must prove that people appearing in their radio clip agree to being used for this purpose.
•  Print category:
– Articles should be written in a news / journalistic style. Academic papers will not be accepted.
– The following submissions will be accepted: articles in print publications (including university and school papers / newsletters) and articles in online media
– The main editorial office of the media in which the entry was published must be based in one of the above mentioned countries.
– All entries should be written in the author?s mother language as long as it is an official EU language or language from the candidate countries or potential candidate countries or in Icelandic.
– The article can be a maximum of 2,000 words.
•  Team entries will be accepted provided that all major contributors (e. g. researchers, journalists and editors) are listed on the entry form and that the team does not exceed 3 people.
•  Please read the competition rules for more details.

Prizes:
– For both categories national juries (comprised of professional print, radio journalists or media professionals) in each participating country will select one winner from the submissions made in their respective country as that country’s national winner. The winner can be either print or radio.
– The 36 national winners will travel to Istanbul for a cultural and historical trip in May 2010. The trip will end with a conference about European culture, identity and EU Enlargement. From these 36 winners a European jury will select three Special Prize winners in the following categories:
1. Most original report
2. Best research
3. Best journalistic style
The three Special Prize winners will each win a trip to a European capital of their choice.
– Winning submissions will be published on the competition website and articles will be published in a winners? booklet.

Participants:
•  should be between the ages of 17-35 years old
•  must be citizens, residents or students in one of the 27 EU Member States or the candidate countries including Croatia, Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or potential candidate countries namely Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Iceland.
•  must be active journalists in school or student media, journalists, freelancers, trainees or interns

Deadline: 28 February 2010
•   European Young Journalist Award
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