18 October 2016

Announcement of Jean Monnet 2016 Competition


The Delegation of the European Union announces the 14th edition of the Jean Monnet Media Award for best achievements in covering issues related to the theme of “Pržino & beyond”.

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

Best Journalistic Article (for articles published in print media and/or web)
Best Reporters’ Photography (for photographs published in print media and/or web)
Best Amateurs’ Photography


Best Journalistic Article Competition


The participating works in this category are authors’ articles on “Pržino & beyond”, published in national newspapers, magazines and websites in the period between 18 November 2015 and 19 November 2016.
The jury will evaluate the selection of articles on the basis of nomination by the editors in chief of each nationally distributed print media or website (with a circulation of more than 10.000 at the moment of the publishing of this announcement).
It is expected that the editors in chief will nominate to the Delegation of the European Union one journalist who had been covering EU matters throughout the year and a maximum of 5 articles related to the theme: “Pržino & beyond”. Individual entries by journalists can also be submitted.
The article/s should fulfil the following criteria:
- The article is on the theme: “Pržino & beyond”;
- The article is published in the period between 18 November 2015 and 19 November 2016;
- The article is signed by the author’ real name;
- The author is a Macedonian citizen.
Copies of the articles in digital PDF format, together with a written and signed statement by the author, guaranteeing that she/he is the author of the article need to be sent at the following e-mail address: JMcompetition@euic.mk, by 20 November 2016, at 14:00 the latest. Applicants will receive an e-mail receipt confirmation by the EU InfoCentre.

Award: statuette, certificate and a monetary award of EUR1,000.


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 “Pržino & beyond” subject, published in the period between 18 November 2015 and 19 November 2016.
The photographs eligible for the competition must fulfil the following criteria:
- The theme of the photography is related to the theme: “Pržino & beyond”;
- The photography is published in the period between 18 November 2015 and 19 November 2016;
- 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 she/he is the author of the photography as well as that he/she is professional photographer, need to be sent, to the following e-mailJMcompetition@euic.mk, latest by 20 November 2016, at 14:00. The applicants will receive an e-mail receipt confirmation by the EU InfoCentre.
Award: statuette, certificate and a monetary award of EUR1,000.

Best Amateurs’ Photography Competition


The competition is open for all photographers from the country, who can submit one photograph on an “Environment” 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 the Environment;
- 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 addressJMcompetition@euic.mk, latest by 20 November 2016, at 14:00. Each competitor can submit 1 (one) photograph (size of the photography 3-5 MB) and should guarantee that she/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.

The award giving ceremony will take place on 14 December 2016.

Contact person:
Konstantin Jovanovski
EU Delegation in Skopje
tel: 3248 537
fax: 3248 501
E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@eeas.europa.eu