€5000 in Awards for Collaborative Journalism Projects
(Berlin, Germany) 3 September 2019 – Hostwriter is now accepting applications for its 2019 Hostwriter Prize, which grants €5000 in awards for collaborative journalism projects between members.
The deadline to apply for the prize is 31 October 2019.
The Hostwriter Prize consists of two categories. The Story Prize presents awards for collaborative projects that have already been published, with €2000 going to the first prize winner and €1000 going to the second prize winner. The Pitch Prize awards €1000 each to two collaborative projects that have not yet been realized.
Recent winners of the Story Prize include the first prize winners, Nathalie Bertrams and Ingrid Gercama, for their story, “Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success,” published in Mail & Guardian. There were two second place winners: Arthur Debruyne and Kolawole Talabi for their story, “Fish for cash: How the EU robs Africa of its seafood” and Irene Caselli, Mariangela Maturi, Claudia Jardim and Emil Staulund for their story, “A woman’s game: The first naturalised Dane female soccer player with Afghani roots.”
More info on all of last year’s prize winners can be found here.
The Hostwriter Prize was established in 2014 and is supported by an annual donation from the Otto Sprenger Stiftung, a foundation that honors the work of Otto Sprenger, a former unionist and employee of the NDR (a German public service broadcaster).
Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. We connect more than 4,300 journalists from 150+ countries to seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation. We see cross-border journalism as a tool to overcome national bias and prejudice, ultimately contributing towards better informed, more accountable and democratic societies.
Click here for a link to our online press kit, including high-res photos.
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Bernadette Geyer, Head of Communication