Politico seeks submissions for European Commission journalism award

The European Commission recently launched the 2011 EU Journalist Award – Together against discrimination! and Politico is seeking submissions to feature on the site and be put forward for competition. Full details of the competition are below. Please send pitiches and submissions to news@politico.ie for consideration. Submitted stories will feature on Politico between 18 September and 10 November 2011.

The award – the only competition for print and online journalists focused on discrimination and diversity issues in the EU – recognises journalists who contribute to a better public understanding of diversity and discrimination issues in the EU.

This first round takes place at national level. The winners go on to compete in the EU-wide competition for cash prizes. The  final winner and the two runners up will receive vouchers with a value of €5,000, €3,500 and €2,500, respectively.

To be eligible, articles must have been published in print or online media in the EU between 18 September 2010 and 10 November 2011.

This is the 8th edition of the award. The scheme is part of the European Commission's campaign to raise awareness of EU rights to a life free of discrimination and the benefits of diversity

See http://journalistaward.stop-discrimination.info/