Deadline: 31 March 2011
Open to: individuals or teams of up to 5 people from EU member States and registered journalists
Prize: € 5,000 in each category
The European Parliament Prize for Journalism shall be awarded to journalists who have made an outstanding contribution to the clarification of major issues at European level or have promoted a better understanding of the institutions or policies of the European Union. The European Parliament recognizes the media’s role in holding EU institutions and their work to account. The Prize will therefore be awarded in the spirit of respect for the freedom and full independence of media and of media pluralism and in the context of the European Parliament’s desire to improve communication between the EU institutions and European citizens.
There are four categories : written press, radio, television and internet.
Authors may be individuals or teams of up to 5 people at most. The individuals or members of the team must be nationals or residents of a European Union Member State and registered journalists.
The contributions eligible for the award of the European Parliament Prize for Journalism shall:
* be single articles for the written press or internet categories and single reports for the radio or television categories;
* deal with major issues at European level or promote a better understanding of the institutions or policies of the European Union;
* have been published or disseminated between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011;
* be in one of the official languages of the European Union;
* be in or on a media outlet of one of the categories listed under Rule 2 § 1, and legally registered in a European Union Member State;
* not already have been awarded another prize by the closing date for receipt of applications;
* not already have received funding through the EU institutions.
For written entries, published on paper or the internet:
* format A4, numbered pages;
* if the entry is transmitted by registered mail or is hand-delivered, 3 printed copies required (including the original);
* in the original language;
* name of the newspaper, journal, channel or website in/on which the entry first appeared (as appropriate).
For recorded radio or audiovisual entries, including those published on the internet:
* if the entry is transmitted by registered mail or is hand-delivered, 3 CDs or DVDs, with broadcast quality files;
* in the original language;
* synopsis in the original language;
* name of the programme in which the entry was first broadcast.
* written press category: € 5,000
* radio category: € 5,000
* television category: € 5,000
* internet category: € 5,000
* prize announcement: 15 January 2011
* receipt of applications: 31 March 2011
* selection of entries: 18 May 2011
* selection of prize winners: mid September 2011
* prize awarded: mid October 2011