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Journalists are invited to apply for the 2018 European Union-QANTAS Journalist Award.
Now in its 26th year the award is open to an Australian journalist with more than three years working experience in print or electronic media. They will need to satisfy the selection panel that he or she would benefit from a working visit to the European Union institutions and up to three Member States. While the subject of the working visit proposal is open to the journalist's particular interests, it must be based on current European themes relevant to an Australian audience.
Journalists are requested to have their employer's written support and recommendation as well as confirmation they will be free to take up the program. Previous applicants can apply.
Selection will be based primarily on the journalist's proposal outlining a European – Australian issue or issues to be pursued during the visit. Originality and innovation in the development of themes will be valued highly, as will their appropriateness for the target audience in Australia. The selection panel will also take into account three examples of the applicant's work published or broadcast in the previous 12 months.
The EU will assist the journalist in formulating a suitable program of 10 working days that must be undertaken by end February 2019. The award also provides for reasonable accommodation costs and a living allowance. Business class travel to and from Europe is courtesy of Qantas Airways.
To apply please send three copies of the application (if posted), a CV and all materials, including digital or audio material to:
The Awards Coordinator
National Press Club
PO Box 6184
Kingston ACT 2604
Application deadline: 9 May 2018, 5 pm Eastern Australia time
Enquiries: Nick Pedley, Delegation of the European Union to Australia, Canberra
Tel: (02) 6271 2744; email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
or Alia Papageorgiou, Delegation of the European Union to Australia, Canberra
Tel: (02) 6271 2747; email: email@example.com