The EU Prize was launched by Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia and Kate Fearon, Acting Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM).
"Today it is my pleasure to launch the 8th edition of what is by now one of the longest running journalism competitions here in Georgia. The European Prize for Journalism encourages professionalism and ethical conduct by awarding the best work in print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism," Ambassador Carl Hartzell said.
As for the Special Prize for Peace Journalism, Ms. Kate Fearon, Acting Head of the EUMM noted: “It is how the media informs the public that the potential for confidence building lies. We are looking for new ideas – stories told with sensitivity and with professional integrity covering conflict related issues.”
Established in 2012, the European Prize for Journalism is an annual event that encourages professionalism and ethical conduct in Georgian journalism, arranged by the European Union Delegation to Georgia. The Special Prize for conflict-sensitive journalism rewards media outlets contributing to confidence building and peace and is handed out by the European Union Monitoring Mission.
The 2019 EU Prize for Journalism will be awarded in 7 categories:
The winners of the first six categories will receive the equivalent of 1,250 Euros each in the national currency. The winner of the EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism will receive a one month fellowship with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in London.
The deadline for submission of all entries is 15 October 2019. The application form, rules and submission guidelines are available at www.euprizejournalism.eu.
For any further information, please contact:
EU Prize for Journalism Tamriko Mikadze, EU Delegation to Georgia Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu
EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism: Desmond Doyle, Spokesperson, European Union Monitoring Mission, Des.Doyle@eumm.eu