The European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019
The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize was launched in 1992 to recognise excellence in reporting on development issues, inequality, human rights, and poverty eradication. It was created by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), and named after Lorenzo Natali, an early champion of European development policy.
Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019
Today, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’s community of past winners, jury members and partners have created a platform supporting reporting on development. The prize also gives a voice to those whose vital message is often overlooked or ignored.
The overarching theme of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019 is journalism for development, and therefore entries to the competition should relate
The European Union and its member states jointly provide over half of all official global development aid, making it the world’s leading donor. The New European Consensus on Development aligns the EU with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Prize and Categories
The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019 will be awarded in the following three categories:
- Grand Prize: open to journalists whose media headquarter is located in one of the more than 160 partner countries* with which the European Union engages on development and cooperation.
- Europe Prize: open to journalists whose media headquarter is located in one of the countries of the European Union.
- Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose media is headquartered in any country where DG DEVCO and DG NEAR provide development assistance*, as well as in the EU Member States.
Note: The full list of countries can be found here. Geographic eligibility is based on the headquarters’ location of the media outlet where the work was published. The media outlet must be headquartered in eligible countries.
How to Apply
Submit your entry for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019 in the link below;
Deadline: 14th April 2019