The Visegrad Local Press Award, this year awarded for the very first time, honours publicists who offer the fullest answers to the questions about the essence and significance of preserving local identity in contemporary social, political, economic and cultural life. The contest fosters a mutual exchange of experience thanks to the participation of the journalists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

Final press conference in the Press Club Brussels

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Final press conference and promotion of The Visegrad Local Press Award contest was held on 25th of October in the registered office of the Press Club Brussels. The conference was attended by Executive Director Laurent Brihay who shared insights on visegrad cooperation and the benefits of The Visegrad Local Press Awards competition.


Ceremonial announcement of the contest winners in the registered office of the Press Club in Warsaw

Ceremonial announcement of the contest winners in the registered office of the Press Club in Warsaw was held on 5th of October. At the meeting, the participants celebrated the victory and shared their experiences and insights.
Thank all the winners for coming and we hope that this meeting will be long remembered.

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The results of the Visegrad Local Press Awards

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce the results of the Visegrad Local Press Awards!

1. Local politics and institutions
Filip Titlbach – The School Principal had to explain the circumstances of the lecture

2. Local economy
Roman Wolek – Shocked with Cheap Electricity

3. Local social problems, incl. the problems encountered by minorities and the marginalized groups
Małgorzata Lichecka – Gift of Daria

4. Local history, culture and heritage
Klara Seinhauser – From the memoirs of the expelled

5. The influence of the European integration on a local community
Milan Hloušek – Pavel Poc: Czech eurosception is a deadly disease.

6. Best photo
Remigiusz Koneczka – Strongman with a child

7. The Visegrad Prize
Petr Krňávek – Opening of borders people rather praise. Even after five years

The post-contest publication containing all nominated texts can be downloaded HERE!

Thank you for participating in the contest!


The results of the first stage

We are pleased to announce the results of the first stage of the competition.
Congratulations to all the nominees and good luck in the second stage !
Read more →


Date changes

We want to identify the best works from each country and publish them simultaneously. We know that you are looking forward nominations and we do everything as quickly as possible.
At the same time announce that the Award Ceremony in Warsaw was moved to September !

V4 LPA Team


Announcement of national nominations !

Dear friends,
Soon we will announce the nomination for the Local Press Awards.

Thank you for your interest and numerous applications!

Good luck!
Local Press Awards Team


Extending the Deadline for Submission!

We extend the application deadline for the Visegrad Local Press Awards until 8.04.2013!
Let us remind you that the contest is targeted at local journalists from the countries of the Visegrad Group. Applications should describe/show the meaning and essence of the localness in a social, political, economic and cultural life in present time.

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The call for applications for The Visegrad Local Press Award is still on

The applications should be sent until 25.03.2013, via the Internet.
The applicants should describe the meaning and essence of the localness in a social, political, economic and cultural life in present time. The announcement of the winners of the competition and a ceremonial gala will be held in Warsaw on 25.06.2013.

The time is running out, so we invite you to participate!


Contest is Open!

Visegrad Local Press Awards contest for local focused media materials is now open!
All interested local journalists & independent news creators from V4 are invited to submit their stories and materials via on-line interface, available under APPLICATION on this web-site!
Keep in mind to read carefully the rules & description of categories before you submit your entry!


Project’s Kick-off in Bratislava

January 25, 2013, 2 pm, Kick-off Conference for Visegrad Local Press Awards is to be held at the seat of Slovenský syndikát novinárov, Župné nám. 7.

The event agenda includes: brief introduction, presentation of project’s web- site (entailing its submission features), proving a short overview of the Visegrad Local Press Awards Rules and eventually Visegrad Local Press Awards competition for local journalists and media freelancers & independent media creators is to be formally opened. Press briefing and Q&A are envisaged too.

All are welcomed!