Entries should be submitted both in digital form and, where applicable, as hard copy. All entries should be accompanied by a synopsis in English (250 words maximum), explaining the theme of the article or articles, together with an assessment of its impact and public reception.
Entries for the Reporting and Feature Writing/Opinion Awards:
should include a specimen – or in case of a series of articles, no more than three articles – from the printed or published version. In case of an online-only publication or blog, the entry should include a hard copy of a printed web-page.
Applicants for the Editing Award:
should submit three copies of different issues of the publication in question together with a statement in English (maximum 500 words) assessing the role and importance of the achievement.
The Innovation Award is just that: an award for an innovative idea, developed in print or online, which advances the reach of journalism in a fresh and innovative way. Applicants for this award:
should submit practical examples of the idea in action, together with a statement in English (maximum 500 words) by themselves or, preferably, an independent testimonial assessing the impact and importance of the achievement.
All entries should be accompanied by a signed letter of support, either from the editor or the publisher of the publication involved, or from an independent and respectable assessor in the country of origin.
All printed material (hard copies, letters, etc.) should be sent by post to the Bureau of the European Press Prize:
European Press Prize
P.O. Box 1884
1000 BW Amsterdam
Entries close on October 26, 2012. They will thereafter be assessed and sifted by the Preparatory Committee of judges, consulting widely. This committee will narrow the choice in each category to a maximum of six entries and make sure these are translated into English.
The Preparatory Committee’s choices will be made before Monday, Jan. 7 and the resulting shortlists published on the European Press Prize website. The main Panel of Judges will then meet to make its final selection of winners. Those winners will be announced in the individual countries concerned. All winners will be asked to attend the first major awards ceremony and foundation conference in Amsterdam on
Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
De Balie Debating Center in Amsterdam.