Timetable and procedure

The European Press Prize will welcome entries for the 2016 edition from the 1st of November until the 18th of December.

Just like last year, there are four different categories in which journalists can sent in their work, investigative reporting, distinguished writing, commentator and innovation. You can read more about the categories when selecting ‘categories’ in the menu on the left.

After the entries have come in, they will be assessed and sifted by the Preparatory Committee, consulting widely. This committee will narrow the choice in each category to about six entries.

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 during our Ceremony in April. All winners will be asked to attend the awards ceremony and conference.


Entries should be submitted firstly digitally by completing the form on this website. Only complete forms can be entered. 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 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:


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