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Lorenzo Natali prize 2024 – 32nd edition seeks entries

The Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize, sponsored by the European Commission (EU), is inviting applications that recognise excellence in writing, radio, and broadcast journalism on the theme of development, democracy, and human rights around the world.

This year’s contest is focused on related issues of gender equality, human development, climate, environment and energy, digital and infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs, youth, migration and forced displacement, peace, and governance.

The application encouraged journalists committed to defending democracy and human rights can enter a competition.

The contest has four award categories: Best Emerging Journalist, Investigative Journalism, Feature Journalism, and Special Photojournalism.

Works must have been published or broadcast between May 30, 2023, and May 24, 2024.



    Entries are accepted in all languages but should include a translation in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or German if they are not written in one of these languages.

    The winners in each category will receive EUR10,000 (US$10,716).

    Organisers say “For over three decades, the Lorenzo Natali Prize has celebrated excellence in journalism as the EU’s flagship journalism award, commemorating the former Vice-President of the European Commission, Lorenzo Natali, who strongly promoted and furthered European development policies”.

    The deadline for the submission of application is June 30, 2024. interested applicants can apply here.


    Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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