Lorenzo Natali Prize 2024 – Applications are open!

Ecorys is thrilled to be implementing the 32nd edition of the Lorenzo Natali Prize on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA). 

For over three decades, the Lorenzo Natali Prize has celebrated excellence in journalism as the EU’s flagship journalism award. Since its establishment in 1992, the Prize has brought stories about important worldwide issues into focus.  

Journalists reporting on issues related to climate, environment and energy, digital and infrastructure, gender equality, human development, migration and forced displacement, peace and governance, sustainable growth and jobs, and youth can apply online until midnight CEST on 30 June. 

How to participate? 

Journalists can submit written, audio-visual or multimedia work in one of the following categories: 

  • Best Emerging Journalist Award: Reporting by journalists aged between 18 and 25 at the time of submission and published by a media outlet based in any of the eligible countries. 
  • Investigative Journalism Award: Reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries whose objective is to uncover serious issues such as crimes, injustice, corruption, or corporate wrongdoing, and to expose these to the public. 
  • Feature Journalism Award: Reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries focusing on entertaining, educating, engaging or informing the audience. This can take an in-depth look at a current event, situation, person or group, and can cover innovations and solutions to current challenges. 
  • Special Award: The 2024 edition will recognise photojournalism work published by a media outlet based in one of the eligible countries. 

Applications are open to reporting in any language but should be accompanied by a translation in one of the competition languages: English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese. 

Detailed information on the terms and conditions is available here

Selection of winners 

A Grand Jury of internationally renowned journalists and representatives from key nongovernmental organisations around the world will choose the winners in each category. Each winner will receive €10 000. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered work experience/a traineeship with a media partner. 

The winners will be announced at the Lorenzo Natali Prize Award Ceremony in Brussels later in 2024. 

Entering this competition is the perfect opportunity for you to share your story with the world.  

Let’s go beyond the headlines!