EU Health Prize for Journalists

The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011 will be awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients’ rights.
The Prize is part of the “Europe for patients” campaign, highlighting 12 health policy initiatives. All these are bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe.
The Prize will reward journalists who have contributed in a significant way to help citizens understand health issues, and through their work reflect patients’ and health workers’ expectations and thoughts.
There will be a special prize for articles on “smoking cessation”.

The selection of the winner will be a two-step procedure:
1) National juries, one for each Member State, will select one national nominee .
2) An EU jury~will select the winner and two runners-up of the EU-wide award.

1st prize: EUR 6000
2nd prize: EUR 2500
3rd prize: EUR 1500

Eligible criteria:
The competition is open to nationals or residents of one of the 27 EU Member States and professional journalists.
Each participant may submit up to 2 articles. Articles may have been published either individually or in a series of articles between 19 July 2010 and 24 July 2011.
Articles shall be relevant to one or several issues covered by the Europe for patients” campaign. Deadline: 24 July 2011