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The 2018 Louise Weiss Prize. Apply!

(B2) You are a journalist and you have published a story on Europe? For the 12th year, the Association of European Journalists (AJE) is organizing the Louise Weiss Prize of European journalism. Take part…

Since its creation in 2005, the Louise Weiss Prize has distinguished journalists from national and regional editorial offices, freelancers and students. It is the only European prize awarded by journalists.

In this eventful year within the European Union and on its borders, the AJE encourages all those who have dealt with European news in all its forms to propose their subject for one of the three categories of the prize: report, decryption and young journalist.

The three categories of prizes awarded include:

  • 1 euros for the “Reportage” prize
  • 1 euros for the “Decryption” prize (investigations, portraits, interviews, files)
  • 1 euros for the “Young journalist” (trainee or in journalism school)

You have until January 20, 2018 (midnight) to submit your proposals. The Prize will be awarded in early May 2018.

How to participate ?

The article or subject submitted must deal with EU news between January 1 and December 30, 2017, and must have been originally produced in French.

The candidate may have a global approach to Europe and its policies or choose a particular theme which has a concrete application for the citizen.

The subject can take the form of: a written work a photo report an audio report a video report digital elements (website, webdoc, etc.)

Who can compete?

Anyone from a country of the European Union and working in French whose professional activity is journalism.

No age or study condition is required.

The prize is open to all types of media: written press, radio, TV, internet.

All the information, as well as the previous winners and award-winning reports, can be found on the website of the Louise Weiss Prize

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).