The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize was launched in 1992 to recognise and celebrate excellence in reporting on sustainable development issues. It was created by DG DEVCO, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor of European development policy.
Today, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’s community of past winners, Grand Jury members, strategic regional partners and ambassadors have created a platform supporting journalism for sustainable development. The Prize also gives a voice to those whose vital message is often overlooked or ignored.
The applicants must choose one of these categories when filling in the application form. The Prize is open to journalists in the following three categories:
1. Grand Prize: reporting published by a media based in one of the European Union’s partner countries on development and cooperation.
2. Europe Prize: reporting published by a media based in the European Union*.
3. Best Emerging Journalist Prize: open to journalists under 30 whose reporting was published by a media based in the European Union* or in one of its partner countries on development and cooperation.