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2019 Host Writer prize opens for applications —€5000 up for grab

HOSTWRITER has called for applications for its 2019 Hostwriter Prize, which grants €5000 in awards for collaborative journalism between members.

Host Writer announced on it’s official @hostwriter twitter page that application is now open for journalists willing to participate until  31st October, 2019.

The award is in two categories— The Story Prize which presents awards for collaborative projects that have already been published, with €2000 going to the first prize winner and €1000 going to the second prize winner and The Pitch Prize awards €1000 each to two collaborative projects that have not yet been published.

Host  Writer is a German based open network established in 2013 to promote collaboration among journalists across the globe.

The initiative is founded in an effort to use cross border journalism as a tool to overcome national bias and prejudice with a focus on fostering  well informed,  better accountable and democratic societies of the world.

The network helps journalist to collaborate, seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation and  boasts of connecting   over 4000 journalists across 150 countries of the world which has built a foundation for  connectivity and trans border information carriage and collaboration.

Previous winners of the awards are Nathalie Bertrams and Ingrid Gercama, for their story, “Vanilla Fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success published in Mail & Guardian” while second placed winners are Arthur Debruyne and Kolawole Talabi for their story, “fish for cash: How the EU robs Africa of its seafood”and Irene Caselli, Mariangela Maturi, Claudia Jardim and Emil Staulund for their story, “A woman’s game: The first naturalised Dane female soccer player with Afghani roots”.

Host Writer Prize is supported by an annual donation from the Otto Sprenger Stiftung, a foundation that honors the work of Otto Sprenger, a former unionist and employee of the NDR (a German public service broadcaster).


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