16 October 2017

The Delegation of the European Union announces the 15th edition of the Jean Monnet Media Award for best achievements in covering issues related to the theme of “EU for YOU?”.

The Jean Monnet Award will be given in 3 competition categories:

 

1.     Best Journalistic News Item (for news items published in print media and/or web)

2.     Best Reporters’ Photography (for photographs published in print media and/or web)

3.     Best Amateurs’ Photography

 

1. Best Journalistic News Item Competition

 

The participating works in this category are authors’ news items on “EU for YOU?”, published in national newspapers, magazines and websites in the period between 20 November 2016 and 19 November 2017.


The
news item/s should fulfil the following criteria:
- The
news item is on the theme: “EU for YOU?”;
- The news item is published in the period between 20 November 2016 and 19 November 2017;
- The
news item is signed by the author’s real name;
- The author is a Macedonian citizen.

Copies of the news item in digital PDF format, together with a written and signed statement by the author, guaranteeing that s/he is the author of the item need to be sent at the following e-mail address: JMcompetition@euic.mk, by 20 November 2017, at 18:00 the latest. Applicants will receive an e-mail receipt confirmation by the EU InfoCentre.   

Award: statuette, certificate and a monetary award of EUR 1,000.

2. Best Reporters’ Photography Competition (for photographs published in print media and/or web)

The competition is open for all professional photo-reporters and photographers from the country, who can submit up to 3 photographs on a EU for YOU? subject, published in the period between 20 November 2016 and 19 November 2017.

The photographs eligible for the competition must fulfil the following criteria:


- The theme of the photography is related to the theme: “EU for YOU?”;
- The photography is published in the period between
20 November 2016 and 19 November 2017 ;
- Photographs used for commercial purposes are not eligible for the competition;
- The author is a Macedonian citizen.

Copies of the photography/photographs in digital format (size of each photography 3-5 MB), together with a written and signed statement by the author, guaranteeing that s/he is the author of the photography as well as that s/he is professional photographer, need to be sent, to the following e-mail JMcompetition@euic.mk, latest by 20 November 2017, at 18:00. The applicants will receive an e-mail receipt confirmation by the EU InfoCentre. 
Award: statuette, certificate and
a monetary award of EUR 1,000.

3. Best Amateurs’ Photography Competition


The competition is open for all photographers from the country, who can submit one photograph on a Human Rights subject. The photographs competing in this category may, but do not need to be previously published.

The photographs eligible for the competition must fulfil the following criteria:
- The theme of the photography is related to
Human Rights;
- Photographs used for commercial purposes are not eligible for the competition;
- The author is a Macedonian citizen.

The contestants of this category should submit their applications on the following e-mail address JMcompetition@euic.mk, latest by 20 November 2017, at 18:00. Each competitor can submit 1 (one) photograph (size of the photography 3-5 MB) and should guarantee that s/he is the author of the photography by sending a signed statement to the same e-mail address. The applicants will receive an e-mail receipt confirmation by the EU InfoCentre.

Award: Certificate and 500€ monetary award

Note: The Delegation of the European Union shall not be held responsible for any legal liability arising from any disputes over the copy or author rights, which shall be solely the responsibility of the applicant. The Delegation of the European Union reserves the right to cancel the qualification of the disputed entry and recover any award and prize granted.


Other information

The jury will consist of seven members – a representative of the EU Delegation, a representative of the Secretariat for European Affairs, the professional photo-reporter winner of the previous year’s Jean Monnet Award, the journalist winner of the previous year’s Jean Monnet Award, a representative of a journalistic association, a representative of the EU InfoCentre and an Honorary President of the Jury.

The awarding ceremony will be held on 14 December 2017.