Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Journalism for development: European Commission launches 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize


Through this prize the European Commission recognises the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.


***Submissions are now closed. The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2018 secretariat would like to thank all applicants for their submissions. The more than 620 applications received will now be carefully evaluated and all applicants will be informed of the outcome in due course.***


The Natali prize will reward outstanding reporting on issues such as poverty eradication, and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, as outlined in the new European Consensus for Development.

The Consensus is an ambitious vision for the EU institutions and Member States' development policy, which calls for better coordination and coherence in support of peace, the planet, people, prosperity and partnerships..


Prize categories

The prize has two categories based on age: 21 to 26 years old, and 27 years plus. For each category there will be a winner from each region: Africa; the Arab World and the Middle East; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe.

A "Grand Winner" will be selected from among the regional winners, and an additional thematic prize will be awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Winners will receive their awards at a ceremony during the 2018 European Development Days in Brussels this June.


Application process

Journalists were invited to submit their work in any format, i.e. published online, print, radio or TV broadcast. Applications were open from 5 February until 15 March 2018.