HostWriter Journalism Award

Deadline (extended): 31 August, 2015
Open to: professional and amateur journalists from all over the world
Prizes: overall of EUR 6,000 for pieces of collaborative journalism and for a promising story pitch


Hostwriter is a global collaboration network for journalists, journalistic bloggers, journalism students and documentary filmmakers. With the hostwriter search engine you can find colleagues who share your research interests and your journalistic passion. The #hostwriterPrize awards an overall of EUR 6,000 for pieces of collaborative journalism (at least two journalists working together) and for a promising story pitch. 


Submission from all media are accepted. The piece may be in any language, but the application has to be in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic or Hebrew plus an abstract in English. The HostWriter platform must have played a part in your research. However, whether you used it to get advice from a fellow journalist, stayed at a colleagues’s couch during a research trip, or even found a partner to do a collaborative cross-border story with, is completely up to you. If you’ve got a great story, but have not used the platform, maybe you should consider adding a few more information to it.


The prizes are divided in three categories:

  • 1st Place: EUR 3,000;
  • 2nd Place: EUR 2,000;
  • Pitch Prize: EUR 1,000.

How to apply?

Send your full application as a combined PDF until 31 August, 2015 to If you’ have any questions, you can contact the HostWriter team via this e-mail as well.

For more information please visit the official website or FAQ section.

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