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21/04/2010 00:00:00

The European Commission has launched a competition to support and recognise journalists who have through their work increased awareness and a broader understanding of poverty and social exclusion. It is one of the key EU-level activities during the 2010 European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion and will help raise public awareness of the surrounding issues.

The competition is open to print, online and audiovisual journalists.  The articles and audiovisual reports should be published or aired by a media outlet between 1 October 2009 and 31 August 2010 within the 27 member states or in Iceland and Norway.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2010.

All entries will first be judged by a jury of national experts and compete for the national prize of 800 euro (715 GBP).  National winners will then be put forward for the overall European competition where the most original and newsworthy reports from across the EU will contest for the top prizes of 4,500 euro, 3,000 euro and 2,000 euro (GBP 4,020, GBP 2,680 and GBP 1,787). 

The competition will culminate with a prize giving ceremony hosted by the Belgian Presidency in Brussels on 17 December 2010.

    Other key events during the course of the European year for combating poverty and social exclusion include a Europe-wide art contest, major conferences on specific issues such as child poverty and homelessness, and a series of events planned around the International Day against poverty in October.

    For more details of the journalist competition, please consult the website of the European Year 2010 Journalist Award.

     

    For more information, please contact the London press office on 020 7973 1971.

    Please note: all amounts expressed in sterling are for information purposes only.

    Last update: 30/10/2010  |Top