European Press Prize

The European Awards for Journalism will be given in four different categories. Each award will be for 10,000 euros, to be spent wherever possible on a personal project that may, in turn, enrich the practice of journalism. The judges are also empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence in editing or any other discipline, including reporting, feature write and advocacy. The winners’ work will be published on the website of the European Press Prize.

  • The Investigative Reporting Award: for discovering and revealing facts, exposing hidden news to the public

  • The Distinguished Reporting Award: for exceptional reporting, telling a story in the best possible way

  • The Opinion Award: for a remarkable textual interpretation of the world we live in

  • The Innovation Award: for challenging the current boundaries of journalism by finding new ways to engage with audiences


Eligible entries must have been published between December 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019. Entering is free and all entries can be submitted in their original language (but each entry must include a 200 word summary of the project in English). All information about entering and the submission form can be found here.