This year, the competition received 71 articles by 59 authors from 16 countries. Many of these articles were of excellent quality and the jury had a hard time coming to a decision.
The jury made its decision based on fact accuracy, amount of author’s work, avoiding clichés, and the originality of the chosen topic among other factors. This competition has also seen a difference in the quality of articles between professional and beginner journalists. Therefore, the jury has decided to assign 4 prizes to professional journalists and 1 prize to the beginner.
After careful consideration, the jury has awarded prizes to (in alphabetical order):
Jury members wish to give special mentions to the following participants in the beginner category:
Winners in the professional category will receive certificates of 500 EUR for professional development each, and the winner in the beginners category will receive a certificate of 300 EUR for professional development. Both winners and those who have recieved special mentions from the jury are also kindly invited to a journalist workshop with members of the jury which will take place in Minsk on April 28-30th. The award ceremony will take place during the workshop. Other competition participants may also be invited depending on the number of remaining places.
The participants who will receive a trip to the Guardian’s office in London and to the European Parliament’s office in Brussels will be announced at a later date.
Online voting for the best article finishes today!
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