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Calling all journalists: participate in the European young journalist award, article deadlines 28 February 2010

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The European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement is launching the third edition of the European young journalist award, 2010. Have you already published an article on or elsewhere on the theme of enlargement? You’ve got until 28 February to send in your articles! Who can take part?

The EYJA 2010 challenges journalists and journalism students, aged 17 – 35, to enlarge their vision. It is an opportunity to represent EU Enlargement from creative and thought-provoking angles. The competition will run until .

28 February 2010

Print, online and radio journalism, published between 1 October 2007 and 28 February 2010, can be submitted by citizens of one of the EU Member States, Candidate Countries, Potential Candidates or Iceland. The 36 national winners will each be selected by official juries in each participating country. An international jury will then select the three best submissions in the following categories: “Most original”, “Best research” and “Best journalistic style.” Each of the three Special Prize winners will receive a cultural trip, to a European capital of their choice.

The winning prize: a cultural trip to Istanbul

The winners of the EYJA 2010 will visit Istanbul in May 2010 for a cultural and historical trip. Istanbul, one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for 2010, provides an ideal location for the winners to enlarge their vision through cross-cultural interaction. The trip will end with a conference where views will be exchanged with leading international analysts about European culture, identity and EU Enlargement.For information on how to enter the competition, please visit

The final deadline for all articles is 28 February 2010

Press contact:

Maurizio PichecaEuropean Commission/ DG EnlargementTel. + (32) 2 29 Eckert MEDIA CONSULTA International Holding AGTel. +49 (0) 30 65 000 –