FAQs – frequently asked questions
The prize is open to all authors and editorial teams, be they freelancers or working for a medium in the public or private sector.
Yes, see answer above.
Yes, there is no limit as to how many authors an entry can have. The authors need to submit the entry together, however, and must all be listed with name and age. If a prize is awarded, the prize money will be equally split between the persons involved.
Yes. Three entries can be submitted per author and category at most.
- Video category: video contribution shown on television or published online
- Audio category: audio contribution broadcast on the radio or published online
- Text contribution category: text contribution published in a print medium or online
- Multimedia category: a presentation published online and combining at least two of the following three elements: video, audio, text.
Loose series are not eligible for the competition in their entirety. Self-contained series on a topic can be entered however, with a maximum of 5 parts needing to be exemplarily selected from longer series.
No, whole newspapers or magazines are not eligible for the competition.
Non-permanent internet presentations can also be entered. Should the internet presentation no longer be available online in the period between the registration deadline and jury meetings (1 March to end of May), it needs to be supplied to the FGJP in a suitable form.
Video entries must be submitted in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC coding, either by upload in the online form (max. size 256 MB), by direct download link, or by post on a DVD, CD or USB stick.
Audio entries can either be submitted by upload in the online form (maximum size 256 MB), by direct download link or on a DVD, CD or USB stick in the commonly used formats (wav, aiff, mp3).
As a clearly legible scan in the form of a PDF file that is uploaded in the online registration process.
Yes. The size limit of 256 MB must not be exceeded in doing so. If files are larger, please provide us with a direct download link or send us a data carrier (CD, DVD).
No, the FGJP office will keep them for five years for legal reasons. Entries may also be returned upon request in justified cases, however.
Yes, provided that the minimum mandatory fields required for this (marked with an asterisk in the form) have been filled in.
No. The Young Talent Prize is cross-category. The winner is selected from all nominated authors who are no older than 30 and have not won the main prize in the respective category. The entry must moreover not be based on a cooperation with authors or journalists who are over 31.
No, the Honorary Award has been replaced by the “Franco-German Media Prize”. This prize is awarded by the FGJP’s Advisory Board to journalists, editorial teams, newspapers or magazines, radio or television programme suppliers and persons or organizations generally working or present in the media in Germany, France and Europe who have rendered outstanding services to Franco-German and European unification.
No. Candidates may be suggested to the FGJP office, however.
The definition of categories is meant to ensure the comparability of entries within them and cater to the developments in the media market. This is also why the categories are no longer based on the medium in which an entry has been published (Television, Radio, Print Media and Internet), as it was the case in the past, but on the entry type (Video, Audio, Text Contribution, Multimedia).
The creation of the contribution gives rise to copyrights and ancillary copyrights for various holders. Persons submitting entries need to confirm that they have acquired the corresponding rights from them to enable the entry’s registration for the award, inclusion in the attendant appraisal, and possible use if a prize is awarded. This also means that the entry and/or excerpts thereof can be broadcast in the reporting about the prize in the award organizers’ programmes and published online. The organizers are therefore not liable for claims possibly raised by the holders of copyrights and ancillary copyrights.
The information on their age is required for a possible consideration for the Young Talent Prize, which can only be awarded to authors no older than 30.
No, the author’s nationality and place of residence are irrelevant for taking part in the FGJP.
Yes. It is possible to win the FGJP several times, in the same or also other categories.