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.
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 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.
1st prize: 3000 euros
2. Prize: 2000 euros
3. Prize: 1000 Euros
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.
Anna von Garmissen
Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research, Hans Bredow Institute / Freelance media journalist / Deputy Chairwoman, Press Association Münster-Münsterland
Chairman, Press Association Münster-Münsterland e.V.
Editor, Corporate Communications, Herz-Jesu Hospital Münster-Hiltrup
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Die RHEINPFALZ
Prof. Dr. Armin Scholl
Institute for Communication Studies, University of Münster
Press Officer, University Hospital Münster
"In our dynamic times, reports on almost any issue are available around the clock and just a click away. Keeping an overview in this flood of information is no easy task for media consumers. So it's all the nicer when you can rely on well-researched and fact-based journalism about our wonderful Münsterland. Because that is what the long tradition of this award shows quite clearly: when Münsterland is the cover story, the stories are always rousing and you get to know your own region in a whole new way.
By sponsoring the media award, we want to honour the valuable work of those who focus on local stories alongside all the global developments. With a lot of heart and soul as well as a high quality standard for their own work, journalists from the region ensure a well-informed society."
Chairman of the Board
Sparkasse Münsterland Ost
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.
PRESSEVEREIN MÜNSTER-MÜNSTERLAND E.V.
Wolfram Linke (Chairman)
Secretary Hans-Peter Leimbach
c/o Genossenschaftsverband - Verband der Regionen e. V.
Albersloher Weg 9
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.