The award for decent reporting on poverty and social exclusion is given for journalistic works and media photographs that address the issue of poverty and social exclusion in Serbia, and have been published in print, electronic, or online media of national, regional, and local significance. The aim of the Award for Decent Reporting is to promote dignified and non-sensationalist reporting on poverty, which portrays various aspects and forms of poverty, with respect for representing individuals living in poverty and involves a deeper observation of the phenomenon of poverty and its patterns.

The National Award for Decent Reporting represents a unique award, as the jury evaluating the journalistic works consists exclusively of individuals with experience of poverty and social exclusion (unemployed youth, persons with disabilities, members of national minorities, recipients of social services, etc.).

Submissions can be made by an individual author or a group of authors in 4 different categories:
• Print/online media;
• TV report;
• Radio/podcast report;
• Media photography.

Authors can apply by filling out an electronic form located HERE or by filling out a form attached to this call.

Authors of works (print media and photography) not published in electronic format must send a scanned copy in PDF format to

All journalists and media photographers living and working in Serbia are eligible to participate. Journalism and photography students may also apply. Journalistic works submitted must have been published between March 1, 2023, and February 29, 2024.

Photographs submitted must have been taken/published in Serbia in the period from March 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024.

The competition is open from April 30 to May 20, 2024, at midnight.