European Press Prize 2024

Sector: Media
Type: Award
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: Other

This is an international award that honours courage in journalism. Since 2012, it has been rewarding the excellence of journalists reporting about the stories that matter. 

  • Win EUR 10,000 in one of the categories:
  • The Investigative Reporting Award — for investigative journalism.
  • The Distinguished Reporting Award — for reports and articles.
  • The Public Discourse Award — for a comment, column or editorial.
  • The Innovation Award — for an innovative idea that has made an important contribution to the future of journalism.
  • The Migration Journalism Award — for materials on migration journalism.
  • The Special Award — for excellence in editing, reporting, writing or advocacy.

Last year, The Kyiv Independent journalists Anna Myroniuk and Alexander Khrebet won The Special Award for their investigation about the foreign legion.

The programme is provided by the European Press Prize. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the prize

What do I get?
  • A reward of EUR 10,000.
  • Participation in the European Press Prize award ceremony in May-June 2024.
  • Participation in a community of award winners, jury members and partners.
  • Publication and promotion of the article on European Press Prize resources.
Can I apply?

You can apply for the competition if:

  • Live in Ukraine or one of the Council of Europe countries.
  • Your article has a publication date between 1 December 2022 and 31 December 2023.

Check answers to frequently asked questions at the link.

What do I need to apply?
  • Application form completed in English. 
  • A short description of your article in English — up to 250 words. Do not forget to add a link to the online version.
  • A short description of the impact of the article — up to 250 words.
  • An article written in the original language and in .doc or .docx format — up to 5,000 words.
  • Contact details of one reference person: an editor, publisher or assessor.
  • If available, an English translation of the article.
How do I apply?

Submit the application form by 15 December.

If you are unable to submit your own due to safety or logistical restraints, ask someone else to submit it on your behalf. If so, write to
Good to know
  • You can submit only one application. The only exception is The Public Discourse Award, where three applications can be submitted. If your work is part of a series, please indicate it. If you wish to submit several different articles, submit a separate application for each.
  • This contest is for articles. You cannot submit a podcast, documentary, TV show or other journalistic material.
  • The organisers of the European Press Prize do not rule out the participation of Belarusians and russians.

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