Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The application period for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2017, organised by the European Commission under the hashtag #TellMyStory, has now closed. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we have received 500 print, digital and broadcast entries across all categories! 

We are now in the process of evaluating every application received before the finalists go to an independent Grand Jury. From a first glance, we’re thrilled to say that the Prize has again inspired many to submit powerful and moving stories on development and poverty eradication as well as reporting on freedom of religion or belief outside the EU, which was an additional prize category this year. 

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development since 1992, is awarded to amateur and professional journalists for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. More information about the application process can be found in the Rules and FAQ sections.

The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize will be awarded to one amateur and one professional journalist from each of the following regions: Africa; the Arab World and the Middle East; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe. Each winner will be awarded €5 000. One amateur and one professional journalist will also receive the same prize in the special Freedom of Religion or Belief category. Submissions for the main Prize and special category will be assessed by an independent jury, which will also award an additional €5 000 Grand Prize to one of the winners.

All 13 winners will receive their awards at a ceremony during the 2017 European Development Days in Brussels this June. More information about the application process can be found in the Rules and FAQ sections.