The Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Every year, the European Press Prize salutes and encourages the highest achievements in European journalism. We believe the elevation of journalism is a constant, urgent imperative. Entries can be send in between the 1st of November and the 31st of December 2014. More information will follow soon.

ENTRIES 2014

The European Press Prize will welcome entries between the 1st of November and the 31st of December 2014. More information will follow soon on this website.

 

WINNERS EUROPEAN PRESS PRIZE 2013

A video of the European Press Prize ceremony made by Louis Leeson and Patrick Hoelscher of Lightgeist Media.

THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AWARD

Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati, “Assets of the Ayatollah”, published by Reuters, United Kingdom.
Read the article here.

THE DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD

Sergey Khazov, “Forbidden Islam”, “Vietnam Town” and “The man in orange”, published by The New Times magazine, Russian Federation.

THE COMMENTATOR AWARD

Boris Dežulović, “Vukovar: a Life-Size Monument to the Dead City”", published by Globus, Croatia. Read the article here.

THE INNOVATION AWARD

Espen Sandli, Linn Kongsli Hillestad and Ola Strømman, “Null CTRL”, published by Dagbladet, Norway. You can visit the entry here or read about the project in English.

THE SPECIAL AWARD

Yavuz Baydar for his work as ombudsman. His columns were censored. The award is a symbol of support for his fight for free press.
Editor Alan Rusbridger from the Guardian and editor Wolfgang Buchner from Der Spiegel for their persistence and courage in publishing the NSA stories.

 

Remarks by the chairman of the international judges, Sir Harold Evans, Reuters editor-at-large.

 

entries

The Investigative Reporting Award
The Distinguished Writing Award
The Commentator Award
The Innovation Award
The Special Award