Call open for the Montserrat Roig Awards 2022 for social journalism and communication

Once again, the City Council is set to recognise social journalism and communication in Barcelona with these annual awards. Candidacies for the Montserrat Roig awards can be put forward from 7 March to 3 April. This is the sixth consecutive year the awards have been held under this name, promoting quality journalism on social affairs in the city.

07/03/2023 14:48 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The new edition of the Montserrat Roig awards maintains the same four categories from previous editions:social journalism, social communication, the promotion of journalistic research and the special award by the jury. The monetary prize for this year’s awards has been increased to 45,000 euros, and for the first time the jury prize will also have a monetary value of 5,000 euros.

Requisites for candidates

Projects presented in the categories for social journalism and social communication have to have been published, broadcast or disseminated between 16 December 2021 and 31 December 2022.

As for journalistic research projects, these have a deadline of one year after the prize is awarded. This category is for research projects preferably carried out within the sphere of covering basic needs, support in early childhood, citizen participation, care of others and the effects of the digital divide.

Projects must be linked to the city of Barcelona in terms of the issue addressed, the target audience and the sphere of influence. You can find full information on the  website for the Montserrat Roig awards, along with the registration process.


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