Submissions now open for the 34th edition of the Ortega y Gasset Awards


The Ortega y Gasset Awards for Journalism, given by EL PAÍS, this year celebrate their thirty-fourth edition. Prizes will be given for best multimedia work, best news article, best photojournalism work and outstanding career.

Applications must be submitted by March 14. All the details are available at

The category of best news article pays tribute to quality and rigor, and honors the best article published in 2016, originally in Spanish, in print or digital media. Last year’s winner was Joseph Zárate Salazar for his report  La dama de la laguna azul versus la laguna negra (The Lady of the Blue Lagoon versus the Black Lagoon), published in the magazine Etiqueta Verde, Peru. The report tells the story of a woman who refuses to leave her home, located on land coveted by a mining company.

The category of best multimedia work recognizes the best work published in 2015, originally in Spanish and in multimedia format, in any digital media. Included in this category are those published in a digital environment combining different narratives and / or elements, such as text, image, video, graphics and infographics. Last year the prize went to Lilia Saúl and Ginna Moreno for Desaparecidos (Disappeared), a chilling report on the high number of missing people in Mexico and Colombia, published in El Universal de México and El Tiempo de Colombia.

The prize for the best work of photojournalism will be presented to the best photograph published in 2016 in print or digital media. Last year it was awarded to Samuel Aranda for one of his pictures in the series Llegando al paraíso (Arriving in Paradise) published in the newspaper ARA. The photo, in black and white, shows a mother hugging her son in the waters off the coast of Lesbos.

The category of outstanding career honors dedication to a career in professional journalism. Last year’s honor was given to Adam Michnik, founder and editor of the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.

The winners will receive a commemorative sculpture by Eduardo Chillida and a cash prize of 15,000 euros.

More information and competition rules here.

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