The European Commission awards the prize on the basis of a proposal from the EU jury and a pre-selection made by national juries which have an advisory role.
In each EU Member State, an independent jury evaluates the articles and chooses one national nominee. This jury is made up of national experts in public health issues and well-known journalists. The president of the jury is an official from the Permanent Representation of the European Commission.
The prizes to the European winner and the two runners-up are awarded by the Commission, advised by a jury made up of EU officials, experts in the field of European public health and well-known journalists.