Created in 1992 by the European Commission, the Lorenzo Natali Prize rewards journalists committed to Human Rights, Democracy and Development. Originally reserved for print and online press, the Lorenzo Natali Prize has opened in 2008 to radio and television journalists.
To organize the Lorenzo Natali Prize, the European Commission works with some of the most prestigious world press associations:
- Reporters Without Borders, winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Mind in 2005;
- World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, representing a total of more than 18000 publications over the five continents.
All the award winners of the Lorenzo Natali Prize will be the special guests of the European Commission in Europe. A prize ceremony will be organised in their honor in the presence of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development in December 2010 in Brussels.
The Natali Grand Prize of 5000 euros will be awarded to the journalist having submitted the best piece of work, as determined by an independent jury.
For each of the 5 geographic areas, 3 award winners will be granted a prize and a trophy. They will receive the prizes as follow:
1st prize: 5000 euros, 2nd prize: 2500 euros, 3rd prize: 1500 euros
The winners of Special TV Prize and Special Radio Prize will be awarded 5000 euros each.
Who can participate?
The 2010 Lorenzo Natali Prize is open to print, online, radio and TV journalists employed by the media in the following five areas: Africa, Arab World and the Middle East, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Prize rewards journalists who tackle the topic of human rights, democracy or development. Each applicant or group of applicants can submit one journalistic item (or an extract of a series of works on one topic) printed or aired between 1st July 2009 and 30th June 2010.
How to apply ?
- Fill in the online registration form and submit an electronic version of your work
- Send the registration form by fax: 00 33 1 4004 9612
- Send by mail: ProPager – Prix Lorenzo Natali – 70, boulevard de Reuilly – 75012 Paris – France
Before submitting your application, please read carefully the contest rules below.
The deadline for sending your applications is August 31st