The European Press Prize starts a new tradition. Every year, one of our laureates will join the preparatory committee. As they reflect the highest standards of quality journalism, they are perfectly suited for reading the entries and choosing the articles for the shortlist. We are happy to announce that Bloombergs Nikos Chrysoloras, winner of the commentator award in our very first year of existence, has agreed to reinforce the team selecting this year’s shortlisted articles.
The bureau of the EPP is glad to announce that the entries have been coming in from all over the European continent. We do, however, realise that some journalists face difficulties when submitting their work. As of this year, we will therefore accept third party nominations for the long list. If a journalist is unable to submit an article due to any occupational hazard, a third party may nominate the article and author.
The bureau of the EPP is excited to see that so many journalists have submitted their best work of 2016! After the deadline closes, these entries will be passed on to our expert preparatory committee. The prepcom consists of members from seven different countries and together they speak thirteen languages.
The ceremony of the 2016 European Press Prize awards will be held in Prague!
The European Press Prize is open for entries! We will welcome entries again from the 1st of November until the 18th of December. The categories in which journalists can send in their work remain the same. There is investigative reporting, distinguished writing, commentator and innovation. You can find all the information you need at before you enter.
The winners of the European Press Prize 2015 were announced in Copenhagen on the 13th of April 2015. You can see all the winners and the nominees in the Winners Gallery. Here you can also read the winning articles.