European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014

18 August 2014

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) invites media representatives from its Member States to enter the 2014 European Astronomy Journalism Prize to win a trip to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile.

The prize is organised by ESO and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in conjunction with the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and it aims to encourage a wider coverage of astronomy and related subjects in the media to inspire the next generation of astronomers.

Entries for the prize must be about astronomy and related areas of technology, or about the work and lifestyles of astronomers, engineers or others working in the field of astronomy. The entries must reflect European interests and they can be online, written or broadcast. Entries from all ESO Member States are welcome and must be in English.

The submitted entries must have been published or broadcast during the period 1 August 2013 to 28 November 2014 inclusive. Applications close at 18:00 CET on Friday 28 November 2014.

Entry is open to journalists, students of recognised journalism courses, students working towards a recognised qualification in astronomy, or holders of a recognised qualification in astronomy, whose work is published or broadcast and is accessible to the general public.

Please make sure that you have read all the terms and conditions carefully. They are available online at



Entries are to be submitted to:

European Astronomy Journalism Prize
c/o Jill Little
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1SZ
United Kingdom

Richard Hook
ESO, Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
Cell: +49 151 1537 3591

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The Milky Way over ALMA
The Milky Way over ALMA