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Submissions for "Writing for CEE" still possible until end of July

  • Award for excellence in journalism with 5,000 euro prize money
  • Submissions can still be made until 31 July 2009
  • This year's topic is the European "super-year" marked by elections, fall of the Iron Curtain and the 5th anniversary of the biggest enlargement of the EU

Journalists from all over Europe are invited to submit their work for the prestigious "Writing for CEE" journalism prize by 31 July 2009. The prize is being awarded for the sixth time by Bank Austria, a member of UniCredit Group and APA – Austria Press Agency, and is aimed at encouraging the journalistic examination of issues related to European integration.

This year is the European "super-year" with elections in all 27 member states, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 5th anniversary of the biggest enlargement to date of the European Union by a total of ten countries. The majority of these countries are in the former eastern bloc and the aim of the award "Writing for CEE" is to promote journalism dealing with questions of European integration and the future of Europe with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South-East Europe. 

Journalists still have time until the end of the month to submit articles that were published between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2009. Transcripts of radio and television programmes as well as online articles are also eligible and welcome. The prize winner will be announced and presented at the end of 2009 during a gala event in Vienna and receive the prize money of 5,000 euro.

Requirements for submission are: the article in the original language, an English translation, the submission form and the author's curriculum vitae. Detailed information and the submission form for "Writing for CEE" can be downloaded from the Internet at http://www.apa.at/cee-award. Applications can be sent to the e-mail address cee.award@apa.at.

About UniCredit Group
UniCredit is a major international financial institution with strong roots in 22 European countries as well as representative offices in 27 other markets, more than 10,200 branches and approximately 174,000 employees at 31 December 2008.
In the CEE region, UniCredit operates the largest international banking network with over 4,000 branches and outlets and around 78,000 employees.
The Group operates in the following CEE countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Requests: Communications CEE
Silvana Lins  
 Phone: +43 (0) 50505 56036
E-mail: silvana.lins@unicreditgroup.at

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