Closing date for Anti-Stigma Award is just a few days away. Journalists, please apply now!


For the 2024 edition of their Anti-Stigma Award, Alzheimer Europe and the Alzheimer Europe Foundation will recognise a European journalist for an article, news story or documentary which has contributed to combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia. Following the great success of this initiative over the past two years, they announced the launch of the 2024 edition back in mid-April, with a deadline for submissions of 15 June. 

The deadline is now just a few days away, so we urge journalists to submit their articles, videos or documentaries, right away, to avoid missing this great opportunity! The award is open to journalists established in a member country of Alzheimer Europe for articles, news stories or documentaries which were produced and published in the past three years (2021-2024). Applications can be made by journalists themselves or by a nominating national Alzheimer’s association. In those cases, the written consent of the nominated journalist needs to be sought. The award can be for stories covered by print media, radio or TV programmes or in social media channels. 

The 2024 award will consist of a cash prize of EUR 5,000 for first place, a cash prize of EUR 2,500 for second place and a cash prize of EUR 1,250 for third place, each of which will be accompanied by a trophy. The winning journalists will be announced during a special award ceremony as part of the European Parliament Dementia Day, on 10 December 2024, in Brussels. Applicants may be short listed and asked to present their article, news story or documentary to the members of the Award Committee at an online meeting on 15 July. Travel and accommodation costs for the top three journalists will be covered by Alzheimer Europe, to attend the award ceremony in Brussels on 10 December. 

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The application form can be downloaded via:

Interested journalists or national Alzheimer’s associations wishing to nominate a particular journalist, should send in the completed application form by the deadline of 15 June 2024.