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.
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.