This year the European Commission Award will be awarded to the best article which covers EU affairs and was printed in a student publication within the last year.
The European Commission is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. To have them sponsor an award is a very big deal!
Some of the roles that the Irish contingent of the European Commission include, how EU policies will affect people in Ireland and is also a source of EU-related information for the government and other authorities in Ireland.
If you win this award, not only will you win a Smedia, you will also get €1,000 as well. This very generous prize is all courtesy of the European Commission. The winner will also have their article published in either a regional or online publication.
This is a very prestigious award with multiple rewards, and it is all thanks to the European Commission.