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EU journalist award: "Together against discrimination"
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Journalists whose articles help the public better understand the benefits of diversity and the right to a life free of discrimination are invited to participate in this year's "Together against discrimination" competition.  The award is part of the European Commission's efforts to raise awareness of these EU rights.

Articles must be based on at least one of the EU anti-discrimination grounds ie racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation and have a European dimension, ie should be of interest or affect more than one EU.
They must also have been published in print or online media in the EU between 18th September 2010 and 10th November 2011.

    EU journalist award: "Together against discrimination"

    Prize vouchers worth €5,000 (about £4,336) will be awarded to the overall EU winner, with runner-up prizes of €3,500 (£3,035) and €2,500 (£2,167). There will also be a prize for each of the 27 national winners of €1,000 (£867). 

    These prizes consist of vouchers that can be used to pay for travel, to attend conferences or seminars on discrimination or diversity issues, to buy multimedia equipment or other professional tools, or to take a language or training course.

    Winners can also donate the equivalent prize money, or part of it, to a non-governmental organisation (NGO) of their choice which is active in any field of discrimination.

    The competition closes at 11.00GMT on 10th November 2011.

    Winners will be announced early in 2012.

    Background

    Freelancer Patrick Strudwick was the 2010 UK winner for his article "Outrageous and proud: Why Peter Tatchell will never stop fighting".

    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.

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