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15.07.2010

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

  • Award for excellence in journalism with 5,000 euro prize money
  • Contributions may be submitted until 31 July 2010
  • The emphasis is on contributions which focus on borders and prejudices within Europe in varied ways and help overcome them

Journalists from all over Europe are invited to submit their work for the prestigious “Writing for CEE” journalism prize by 31 July 2010. The prize is being awarded for the seventh time by Bank Austria, a member of UniCredit Group, and APA – Austria Press Agency. It is aimed at encouraging journalistic writing on issues related to Europe and European integration. The award goes to contributions that cover Europe, everyday life in European countries, European art, culture or lifestyle in distinct and varied ways and make a contribution to overcoming borders and prejudices.

Journalists still have time until the end of the month to submit articles that were published between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010. Transcripts of radio and television programmes as well as online articles are also eligible and welcome. The winner will be announced and presented at the end of 2010 during a gala event in Vienna and receive the prize money of 5,000 euros.

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.

About UniCredit Group
UniCredit Group is a major international financial institution with strong roots in 22 European countries as well as representative offices in 27 other markets, approximately 9,800 branches and more than 165,000 employees at 31 December 2009.

UniCredit Group is market leader in Central and Eastern Europe, where it is one of the largest players in the banking market, with an extensive network of approximately 4,000 branches.
The Group operates in the following CEE countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Requests:  International Media Relations 
 Silvana Lins  
 Phone: +43 (0) 50505 56036 
 e-mail : silvana.lins@unicreditgroup.at

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