The European Press Prize

Country: Europe;

Deadline: 13.12.2019


Who can enter?

Journalists from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe 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, 2018 and December 31, 2019

Number of articles

We ask you kindly to not submit articles that are longer than 5000 words. Beyond that puts 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. For the Opinion 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.  

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


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!