Before you enter

European Press Prize 2022

Before sending in your work, please read this information carefully. If you have any further questions after this, visit the FAQ or send an email to [email protected] The 2022 edition of the European Press Prize is open for entries from October 1 until December 10, 2021.

A PDF version of the terms and conditions of the European Press Prize can be downloaded here.

Who can enter?

Journalists from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe and Belarus are eligible to enter their work. Journalists working in Europe and journalists writing for a European media organisation or blog can submit their work. The work submitted must have a publication date between December 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

Number of articles

We ask you kindly to not submit articles that are longer than 5,000 words. Articles beyond that limit put a heavy strain on our translation resources and judging committees. Please submit only one article per person for the categories: Investigative Reporting, Distinguished Reporting and Innovation Award. For the Public Discourse Award you can enter three pieces per person. If your work is part of a series, you are welcome to mention this in the entry form. If you want to enter two or three different articles for the Public Discourse category, make sure to fill out the application form two or three separate times for each article. Read all information on the categories here.

Different types of journalism

Text should be the predominant part of your entry. Our current judging procedure is set up to judge written journalism (with supporting material). Unfortunately, this means that at this time we are not equipped to judge podcasts, documentaries, movies, TV broadcasts, and other types of journalism that do not have a core of written journalism.

Language of the article

Please submit your article in the language of the original publication. Articles selected for the longlist will be translated into English. If you have an English translation or wish to arrange your own translation, feel free to do so. Please submit this translation with your application. If you do not have an English translation, you can enter your work in the original language of the publication.

On behalf of

If you are unable to submit your own work due to safety or logistical restraints, someone else can submit your work. At the bureau we can also provide assistance. You can contact us at [email protected]


If your project is considered for the shortlist we will contact you to provide any missing information including all information about the supporting editor, publisher or assessor. You can read more about the procedure of the European Press Prize at timetable and procedure.

Good luck!

Proceed to the entry form