For Television and Radio
- You have until 31 August 2011 to submit your application for the 2011 edition. The application form can be accessed here in the Register section of this web site.
- To enter, professional television and radio journalists must upload TV or radio report – either individually or, for jointly authored or produced items, as a group.
- Only one item or one extract from a series of journalistic works can be entered. If you submit more than one, you will be disqualified.
- The entry must have been broadcast on TV or radio for the first time between 1 July 2010 and 31 August 2011.
- Your work must have been broadcast in one of five regions: Africa; the Arab World and the Middle East; Asia and the Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean.
- It must address human rights, democracy or development, and have as its background the developing world.
- Your TV or radio programme must not exceed 30 minutes in length. We will consider a short version of a longer programme, but you have to provide the full-length piece as well.
- TV and Radio entries can be in any language. If they are in one of the 23 official languages of the European Union, you must also provide a summary in English or French or Spanish. If your script is in any language other than the 23 official languages of the European Union, you must upload a translation in English or French or Spanish in addition to the summary. The summary should be carefully written as it will be key for pre-selection. The summary should be no longer than 2 000 characters including spaces
- All works will go through a phase of pre-selection. The top 10 items in both categories will be given to an independent Grand Jury. The jury will consist of seven people who are recognised figures in journalism, development, democracy and human rights. The jury will choose the final winners.
- You work will be assessed on: relevance to democracy, human rights, development; originality of approach; professional quality, investigative depth; and public/political impact, if any. The decision of the Grand Jury shall be final.
- A Special TV Prize and a Special Radio Prize will be awarded from all regions. A Grand Prize will be awarded for the best piece of journalism across all media (including print/online).
- Special TV Prize and Special Radio Prize winners will receive a trophy and EUR 5 000 each. The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a trophy and EUR 5 000.
- The European Commission has the right to reproduce and disseminate the works submitted in its own publications and in publicity material for the Lorenzo Natali Prize, including through its website, its partners and any other means necessary to promote the Prize.
- Laureates cannot enter the Prize the year following their award, but are eligible for subsequent editions. Submissions by current members of staff of the European Union institutions or the Mostra communications agency will not be considered. These people can enter three years after leaving their position.
Further explanations and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.