The Austrian Environmental Journalism Prize was initiated in 2017 by MUTTER ERDE (an environmental initiative by Austrian public broadcaster ORF and leading Austrian environmental NGOs) to sensitise the Austrian media, public and businesses to environmental issues and support high-quality and critical reporting sourrounding these topics. This year the award was taken over by long-time SERI partner GREEN BRANDS with support from SERI but also the Austrian Journalists Club (ÖJC) and the Austria Press Agency (APA).

A total of 8,000 Euros will be awarded in November, entries can be submitted until 15 September 2018 at midnight. The entry must deal with a current and relevant environmental issue and have been published for the first time in an Austrian publication in the categories of “classic” or “digital media”. A jury of journalists and sustainability experts will choose the winners.