EU Award for Articles on Diversity – €5,000 Top Prize

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Region: EU

Deadline: 10 November 2011

The EU Journalist Award ‘Together against discrimination’ 2010 is open to online and print journalists in EU countries who, through their work, contribute to a better public understanding of the value and benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination in Europe.

The winner of the European competition, plus two runners-up, will receive prizes with a value of 5,000, 3,500 and 2,500 euros respectively. The winners of the 27 national competitions will receive a prize with a value of 1,000 euro.

The Key Facts:

Articles should contribute in some way to promoting diversity and combating discrimination by improving public awareness and understanding around these issues.

Articles must be related to one or more of the following diversity categories: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation.

They must have been published between 18 September 2010 and 10 November 2011 in a print or online media outlet that has its main editorial office in one of the 27 EU member states.

Up to 3 articles can be submitted per person.

Article length must be at least 3,500 characters, including spaces.

All entries must be submitted online via the EU Journalist Award 2011 website.

Deadline for submission is 12:00 (midday – CET) on 10 November 2011.


For more information click here to visit the ‘Together against discrimination’ EU Journalist Award website.


This is the 8th edition of this EU Award. In 2010, more than 1200 articles were submitted. The 2010 competition was won by Jeanette Björkqvist from Finland for her article ‘The Unwanted People’ (published in the Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper) which focuses on the experiences of Roma from Eastern Europe in Finland. Second place went to Edith Meinhart from Austria for her article ‘Failing our intellect’. Published in weekly business magazine Profil, the article looks at the experiences of skilled immigrants in Austria, presenting both the human face of this waste of talent caused by discriminatory attitudes and the economic waste of resources. Rasa Navickaitė from Lithuania was awarded third prize for her article ‘Different, but Happy’ (published in monthly magazine Homo Mag) on the experiences of same sex couples raising families in Lithuania. The winners received their prizes at an awards ceremony in Brussels on 21 March 2011, hosted by Françoise le Bail, Director-General for Justice at the European Commission.


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