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Münsterland Media Prize

Münsterland Media Prize

The Münsterland Media Prize is an award for good journalism and outstanding media coverage of exciting regional topics. Previously titled "Münsterland Journalism Award", the award has grown and developed with its prize winners. The new title "Münsterland Media Prize" takes account of the changes in the media landscape and will be continued with an adapted concept.

Applications for the Münsterland Media Prize are now open. The deadline is 31 July 2023.

Münsterland Media Prize

Apply now with an entry until 31 July!

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Motto 2023: Colourful Münsterland

As a cross-thematic and cross-media award for good journalism from and about the region, the motto of the Media Award 2023 is "Colourful Münsterland". Submissions can be dedicated to very different aspects of Münsterland: the role of the region as a business and science location in the middle of Europe, for example, or the distinctive natural and cultural landscape. Keywords such as variety, future, diversity, community or club life are reflected in the motto and leave room for interpretation.

The entries

The Münsterland Media Award is intended to raise awareness among the region's population of the important social role played by the media and journalism. Critical contributions as well as contributions that focus on the beautiful sides of the Münsterland and its people and particularly highlight them will be awarded.

Furthermore, the competition encourages reporting on topics related to the Münsterland and promotes the region's nationwide media presence. In this way it also fulfils an ambassadorial function for the Münsterland regional brand with the claim MÜNSTERLAND. THE GOOD LIFE. Because the good life in our region is also based on first-class journalism and critical reporting often reminds us to really live the good life.

Prize money

1st prize: 3000 euros
2. Prize: 2000 euros
3. Prize: 1000 Euros

Participation requirements and application

We would be pleased if you would like to apply for the Münsterland Media Award. You will soon find the exact entry requirements and the application form here.

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The 2023 Jury

The Jury

Sascha Fobbe
Freelance journalist

Anna von Garmissen
Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research, Hans Bredow Institute / Freelance media journalist / Deputy Chairwoman, Press Association Münster-Münsterland

Wolfram Linke
Chairman, Press Association Münster-Münsterland e.V.

Klaudia Maleska
Editor, Corporate Communications, Herz-Jesu Hospital Münster-Hiltrup

Uwe Renners
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Die RHEINPFALZ

Prof. Dr. Armin Scholl
Institute for Communication Studies, University of Münster

Anja Wengenroth
Press Officer, University Hospital Münster

PARTNER OF THE AWARD - Press Association Münster-Münsterland e.V.

The Press Association Münster-Münsterland is the traditional association of around 400 journalists who belong to the German Journalists' Association NRW, trade union for journalists, and who generally live or work in Münsterland. The association has been the lobbyist for journalism in the region since 1906.

Members of the press association are freelancers, photographers, media representatives who work in all areas of the media or in press offices in business, public administration, media companies and press offices or who study at universities as young professionals.

Contact details

Wolfram Linke (Chairman)
Office location:
Secretary Hans-Peter Leimbach
c/o Genossenschaftsverband - Verband der Regionen e. V.
Albersloher Weg 9
48155 Münster


Organiser of the award - Münsterland e.V.

Active tourism, innovative business, inspiring culture - Münsterland e.V. promotes all of these.

As one of the strongest branded regional management organisations in Germany, Münsterland e.V. promotes THE GOOD LIFE in Münsterland. Around 40 employees work in the areas of culture, tourism and business with a lot of heart to further develop the region. Not only for the 1.6 million people living in Münsterland, but also for strong businesses, cultural players and tourists.

As a network centre, the association bundles the potential and strengths of Münsterland so that new perspectives can emerge and new paths can be taken. In particular, it ensures a strong positioning in the competition between regions for skilled workers, tourists and residents. In addition, it defines goals and concepts for the future, coordinates their implementation and acts as a multiplier for uniform regional marketing.

Review: The award winners 2020/2021

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Your contact persons

Franziska Niemeyer
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Mareike Meiring
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Mareike Meiring
Press and public relations

0049 2571 94 93 34

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