The Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists

The Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize rewards aspiring journalists that show a strong attachment to the EU and its values.

The prize is awarded during the EU Regions’ Week to two of the participants selected for the Youth4Regions programme for aspiring journalists. A European Commission jury grants the awards by assessing the participants’ commitment to reporting on the EU, as well as the quality of their previous work and of their entry into the Youth4Regions programme.

The Megalizzi –Niedzielski prize honours the memory of Antonio Megalizzi and Bartek Piotr Orent-Niedzielski, young European journalists with a strong attachment to the EU and its values, who passed away after a terrorist attack in Strasbourg in late 2018.

The Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists


The 2021 winners are Irene Barahona Fernández from Spain and Jack Ryan from Ireland. We hope that the two winners will continue sharing Antonio and Bartek’s attachment to the European project and its values and that they will be journalists committed to reporting honestly about the EU and its benefits to regions and people.

How to enter the competition for the prize?

Apply on www.youth4regions.eu until 11 July.