EU Health Prize for Journalists

Deadline: 30 September 2013
Open to: Nationals or residents of one of the 28 EU Member States and professional journalists
Prize: first prize: EUR 6,500; second prize: EUR 4,000; third prize: EUR 2,500


The EU Health Prize for Journalists aims to stimulate and reward  high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients’ rights. The Prize highlights health policy initiatives contained in the “Europe for Patients” campaign.

Journalists are invited to submit articles on the following topics:

  • cross-border healthcare
  • rare diseases
  • health workforce
  • patient safety and hospital acquired infections
  • organ donation and transplantation
  • chronic diseases: cancer, cardiovascular diseases and/or diabetes
  • vaccination (flu vaccination and/or childhood vaccination)
  • prudent use of antibiotics
  • ageing and dementias
  • pharmaceuticals
  • active and healthy ageing
  • health determinants: tobacco, alcohol and/or nutrition & physical activity


Participants to the competition must be nationals or residents of one 28 EU Member States and professional journalists (authors must be registered journalists, or submitted articles must be published in a journalistic style in reputable publications). Publicity pieces or academic papers will not be accepted. Participants must be aged 18 or older.


There is one nominee per Member State. All national nominees are invited to Brussels for the award ceremony where the winner and two runners-up will receive prizes with a value of:

  • 1st prize: € 6,500
  • 2nd prize: € 4,000
  • 3rd prize: € 2,500


Each participant may submit up to two articles. Articles shall pertain to one or several issues listed above. Each article must be submitted individually using a fully completed online submission form HERE. All articles must have been originally published within the European Union in either a periodical print or online media outlet (at least 4 issues per year), including publications of individual companies, associations or universities, foundations, etc.

Articles must be available to the general public. Articles published only in internal newsletters are not eligible. Each article must have been published between 01 August 2012 and 30 September 2013 and must be written in one of the official languages of the EU. Articles must contain between 3,000 and 20,000 characters.

The submission deadline is 30 September 2013.

For further information check EU Health Prize website or contact by email

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