Call for entries for European Press Prize 2023

Deadline: 9 December, 2022, 23:59 CET


Journalists who are from all 46 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe, and Belarus and Russia are eligible to enter their work. Also, 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, 2021 and December 31, 2022.


The European Press Prize is an initiative of several European organizations that aim to encourage journalism of the highest quality in the continent. The contest will award one applicant in five categories with EUR10,000 each for work that has made a significant impact. Categories are investigative reporting, distinguished reporting, public discourse, innovation, and migration journalism. There is also the judges’ special award.


Wordcount and number of articles

The European Press Prize team does not take articles that are more than 5,000 words into consideration. Articles beyond that limit put a heavy strain on EPP translation resources and judging committees. 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, one 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.


Read all information on the categories here.


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.



If your project is considered for the shortlist, EPP team 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.


The 2023 edition of the European Press Prize is open for entries until December 9, 2022.