European Press Prize

The 2021 edition of the European Press Prize is open for entries from October 1 until December 11, 2020.

Journalists from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe are eligible to enter their work. Journalists working in Europe and journalists writing for a European media organisation or blog can submit their work. The work submitted must have a publication date between December 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

It’s possible to submit only one article per person for the categories: Investigative Reporting, Distinguished Reporting and Innovation Award. For the Opinion Award you can enter three pieces per person.

The European Press Prize’s current judging procedure is set up to judge written journalism (with supporting material).

More information about the terms and conditions can be found here.

To help counter the effects of these transformations was one of the reasons the European Press Prize was envisioned. Formed by seven independent European foundations with strong media connections, all of which count excellence and public service as part of their collective challenge.

The aim is simple: to salute and encourage journalism of the highest quality wherever it can be found in our continent. Journalists from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe are eligible to enter their work.