The second EU health prize for journalists has been launched by the European
Commission to help stimulate high-quality journalism which raises awareness of
healthcare and patients' rights issues.
Journalists are invited to submit articles which have been published in
print or on-line between 16 June 2009 and 1 July 2010. The competition closes
at midnight on 1 July 2010.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of 5,000 euros (£4,405), with
3,000 euro (£2,643) awarded for second place and 2,000 euro (£1,762) for third
Last year's first place winner was Estelle Saget (France) with an article
titled "Schizophrenia explained to
family and friends" , published in "L'Express". Audrė Srėbalienė
(Lithuania) won second prize with her article "Blood
sister" , published in "Savaitinis zurnalas" and Emilia Chiscop
(Romania) won third prize with the article "Moving tale of
will and courage" , published in "Ziarul de Iaşi".
Dan Roberts was the UK national finalist for his article "Why I'll
never eat a fry-up again ", which was published in The Independent,
Finalists from each EU member state will be selected by a national jury
composed of journalists and public health experts and chaired by the European
Commission. Three EU level winners from among the 27 finalists will be chosen
by an EU jury.
National finalists will be invited to Brussels in the Autumn this year to
participate in a media seminar on EU health issues.
To submit an article and find out more about the prize please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2010/index_en.htm