Applications open on 15 February!
For three decades, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize (#NataliPrize) has honoured the courage of journalists whose stories shine a light on the common challenges facing our planet and its people. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize returns to support international partnerships and inspire a new generation of reporters.
The #NataliPrize welcomes applications in written, audio and video formats in all languages from journalists across the globe. Journalists can submit applications in any language if a translation is provided in either English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese.
Applications for the 2022 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize open on 15 February 2022.
The Prize at a Glance
The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize was launched in 1992 to honour courage in journalism. It rewards excellent reporting on the topics of:
- poverty eradication
- sustainable development
- environment, biodiversity, climate action
- jobs and employment
- education and skills development
- peace, democracy and human rights
The #NataliPrize was created by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor to the international partnerships approach to global challenges impacting society.
The #NataliPrize Community brings together like-minded individuals and entities who share a passion for the issue covered by the Lorenzo Natali. Gathering past winners, Grand Jury Members, strategic regional partners and ambassadors, the Community grows with each edition of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.
- Grand Prize: reporting published by a media based in one of the European Union’s partner countries.
- Europe Prize: reporting published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom).
- Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union (not including the United Kingdom) or in one of its partner countries
The winner in each category will receive €10,000. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner. Categories will not be awarded if quality is not met.
The full list of eligible countries can be found here.