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EIT Food Journalism Awards

With the aim of disseminating good habits and healthy initiatives to society, generate collaborative relationships with the media and value the objectives for which EIT was created, EIT Food organises a Journalism Award in Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability at national level.

2019
2022

The food innovation field seeks a more sustainable, healthy and reliable system, and collaboration with consumers is one of the key points of the process. Dissemination and awareness of large audiences is essential, and the media constitute the access to this broad group. For this reason, EIT Food wants to reward journalism professionals in different Southern countries, starting in Spain in 2019 and broadening towards Italy in 2020 and Portugal in 2021.

The EIT Food Journalism Award has a financial prize of € 1,500 for first place and € 700 for second. The Award represents support for the journalist's activity, a stimulus for other new actions, and a boost for their public image as a benchmark for good journalistic practices.

Why a Journalism Award?

Amongst EIT Food objectives, the dissemination and awareness of the large public represents a key aspect within the organisation. Therefore, accessing consumers broadly must be inexorably made through the mass media. In this context, EIT Food announces a Journalism Award in Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability, with which disseminate good habits and healthy initiatives to society, generate collaborative relationships with the media and value the objectives for which EIT Food was created.

Objectives

General objectives:

  • Contribute to the transformation of the food ecosystem.
  • Spread the values ​​associated with healthy and sustainable eating.
  • Facilitate the emergence of new products and consumer access to quality food.
  • Bring information to consumers.

Specific objectives:

  • Increase consumer confidence.
  • Create healthier eating options.
  • Build a food ecosystem connected to the consumer.
  • Improve food sustainability.
  • Educate to participate, innovate and advance.
  • Promote food entrepreneurship and innovation.

Prizes

The EIT Food Journalism Prize has a financial prize of 1,500 euros for the first place and 700 euros for second.

The Award will symbolise support for the journalist's activity, a stimulus for other new actions, and a boost for his public image as a benchmark for good journalistic practices.

Along with this, EIT Food will disseminate the Award in its areas of competence, at the same time that it will include the winners in the initiatives carried out by this Community.

Project lead

Miriam SASTRE

Miriam Sastre EIT Food South

RIS Communication Manager

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