Articles must relate to one of the following health topics:
patient safety and hospital acquired infections
organ donation and transplantation
chronic diseases: cancer, cardiovascular diseases and/or diabetes
vaccination (flu vaccination and/or childhood vaccination)
prudent use of antibiotics
ageing and dementias
active and healthy ageing
health determinants: tobacco, alcohol and/or nutrition & physical activity.
Deadline for entries 30 September 2013.
One finalist from each EU member state will be chosen by national juries made up of journalists and public health experts under the chairmanship of the Commission. The 28 national finalists will then be judged by an EU jury who will select the overall EU winner and runners-up.
Participants to the competition must be nationals or residents of one of the 28 EU Member States and aged 18 or over.
A maximum of 2 articles can be submitted per participant and team submissions are accepted as long as the team does not exceed 5 people.
All articles must be in one of the official languages of the EU and have been originally published in either a print or online media outlet between 1 August 2012 and 30 September 2013.
The maximum length of the article should not exceed 20,000 characters (including spaces).