​​​Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe

 

The Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe was established in 2003 and is administered by the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (Midas).

The Prize is awarded to journalists of Midas member-newspapers who have demonstrated a particular dedication to the reporting of minority protection and cultural diversity issues within the context of the European Integration process. 
It rewards individuals and their journalistic work, promoting minority protection and cultural diversity, combating racism and discrimination and contributing to a better understanding of cultural and ethnic differences.
The Prize promotes editorial independence, journalists' ethics and a high standard of professionalism.
The Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe is organized by Midas and judged by the members of the Midas Governing Board.

The winner will be also invited to attend the prize giving ceremony during the Midas General Assembly in spring 2017 and will receive the 1.000 Euro award by the president of Midas.​


Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2004

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2005

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2006

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2007

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2008

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2009

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2010

​​Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2011

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2012

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2013

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2014

Midas Prize for Journalism in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2015

Midas Prize for Journalism
in Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2016​


Rules of the Competition 2017:

  • Applications are invited from journalists employed by Midas member-newspaper to submit one article or a series of articles on one subject.
  • Applicants can only enter once a year.
  • The article submitted must be sent in original copy or a high quality photocopy.
  • The members of the Midas Governing Board will examine the articles.
  • The Governing Board will also consider the quality of professionalism, journalistic standards applied in the preparation and dissemination of the item and the exemplary nature of the item and its impact on and relevance to the public opinion.
  • The prize will be awarded by the president of Midas on the basis of a proposal of the Governing Board.
  • Entries have to be published in a Midas member-newspaper online platform between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.
  • Entries have to be submitted written in a minority or regional language, in which the daily newspaper is published.
  • The deadline for the submission is 27 February 2017.
  • Midas will be given the right to reproduce and disseminate the work submitted in its publications and in the publicity material for the Midas Prize for Journalism.
  • Each entry has to be made with the written consent of the author.


How to enter:

Fill in the Appl​ication Form​​​​​​ and send it per post of fax it with a copy of your article (or a series of articles on one subject) to the address listed below.
Please read the rules of competition before submitting your entry.
The deadline for the entries is 27 February 2017.
There are no entry fees.

 
For more information, please contact:
Send your application to:

Günther Rautz
European Academy Bozen/Bolzano, Secretary General Midas
Drususallee/Viale Druso 1
I-39100 Bozen/Bolzano
Tel.+39-0471-055210
Fax.+39-0471-055299
e-mailg.rautz@eurac.edu