Before you enter

European Press Prize 2024

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 2024 edition of the European Press Prize is open for entries from October 1 until December 15, 2023.

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

Who can enter?

Journalists from all 46 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe and Belarus and Russia 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, 2022 and December 31, 2023.

Our categories

The European Press Prize 2024 accepts entries in five categories: Distinguished Reporting, Innovation, Investigative Reporting, Migration Journalism and Public Discourse. This year the Innovation Award will focus on work that uses data in innovative ways, either in the journalistic process or in the final publication. But of course, as is true each year: we welcome all innovative projects in this category.

Read all information on the categories here.

Word count and number of articles

We do not take articles that are more than 5,000 words into consideration. Articles beyond that limit put a heavy strain on our translation resources and judging committees. For longer works, you can submit a shortened version.

Please submit only one article per person per category for the categories: Investigative Reporting, Distinguished Reporting, Innovation and Migration Journalism.

For the Public Discourse Award, you can enter up to 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 multiple different articles for the Public Discourse category, make sure to fill out the application form separately for each piece.

Different types of journalism

The text should be the predominant part of your entry. Our current judging procedure is set up to judge written journalism (with supporting material). This means that 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 about the supporting editor, publisher or assessor. You can read more about the procedure of the European Press Prize in the timetable and procedure.

Overview required fields entry form European Press Prize

Personal information:

First name; Last name; Phone number; Email address; Country of residence; Nationality; Gender; Year of birth; Biography

Personal information:

First name; Last name; Phone number

Your Project:

Award category

If you are entering the Innovation Award: please elaborate on why you believe your work belongs in this category

If you are entering the Innovation Award: please explain what its added value is in an innovative context (either for you, your organisation or your ecosystem)

Project title (original language)

Project language

Publication date

Link to online publication

Summary (short summary of your article in English, max. 250 words)

Word count of your project

Publication and media partners

Description (brief description of the impact your article, max. 250 words)

Co-contributor(s) names, email addresses and roles

Article file(s):

Word or text-based version of the article (doc, docx)

Supporting referee (editor, publisher or assessor):

First name; Last name; Email address; Phone number; Function; Company or organisation; Country

Additional information:

Agreement terms & conditions European Press Prize

Good luck!

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