About the Awards

The European Awards for Journalism will be given in four different categories.
Each award will be for 10,000 euros, to be spent wherever possible on a personal project that may, in turn, enrich the practice of journalism. The judges are also empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence in editing or any other discipline, including reporting, feature write and advocacy.

The winners' work will be published on the website of the European Press Prize.

The Investigative Reporting Award

For the individual or team effort which has done most to unearth facts that the public – and society – has a right to know.

The Distinguished Writing Award

A prize that salutes the best reportage and feature writing illuminating vital issues at home and abroad.

The Commentator Award

For the commentator, columnist or editor whose work has made a decisive impact.

The Innovation Award

For the idea – presentational, technical or in terms of editorial techniques – that has made a clear contribution to journalism’s future.

The Special Award

From 2013, the judges will be empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence in editing or any other discipline, including reporting, feature write and advocacy.