Timetable and procedure

Entries – for journalism published in the fourteen months from November 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 - are accepted from November 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.

Timetable 2014/2015

Entries close on the 31st of December 2014. 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 and the resulting shortlists will be published on the European Press Prize website.

The main Panel of Judges will then meet to make its final selection of winners. The winners will be announced in the individual countries concerned. All winners will be asked to attend the awards ceremony and foundation conference.

Entry Formats

Entries should be submitted firstly digitally by completing the form on this website. Only complete forms can be entered for the prize. 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. The full text of the article(s) must be submitted in a Word or PDF document.


After the Preparatory Committee makes the first preliminary shortlist, journalists will be contacted to enter samples and evidence of the entered work. Examples are:

  • • A specimen from the printed or published version
  • • Photo’s of published articles
  • • A hard copy of a printed web-page
  • • Further explanation of effect and role (500 words) in English
  • • Independent testimonial assessing impact and importance in English
  • • A signed letter of support from an editor, publisher or independent and respectable assessor in the country of origin.


All printed material (when requested) should be sent by post to the Bureau of the European Press Prize:

European Press Prize
Olympisch Stadion 39
1076 DE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For any questions, please email entries[at]europeanpressprize.com