The Big Square Piazza Maggiore Bologna
The Big Square in Bologna, a metaphor for the ideal of a peaceful, diverse community space—and the name of the new journalism prize announced in March, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anita Malina, shared CC 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The here is ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT for submitting your stories to the Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award, launched to encourage the best practice in journalism and honour the work of journalists who cover religion and spirituality across Europe and the Mediterranean basin.

Entries must be submitted as late as April 27, 2020 – 11:00 am GMT.

We are looking for entries that show readers the impact of religion in a wide range of issues and we invite reporters to submit their work that was published in newspapers, magazines or news websites at local, regional or international levels.

The winner will be announced in June by the International association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) and the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII (FSCIRE), who jointly launched the award in March 2019.

In the ONLINE ENTRY PAGE you will find a general introduction to the contest, information on eligibility requirements, and the online form to submit your story.

GOT MORE QUESTIONS? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this new award program.

CARE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JURY? The names of the seven journalists serving as members of the international jury were announced by IARJ and FSCIRE in January. Here is the original story with their names and bios.