The Hostwriter Prize

donated by Otto Sprenger Foundation

Photo credit: Nathalie Bertrams
The Prize

The prize

Hostwriter's annual award for outstanding collaborative journalism is open for entry! The stories must have been written, researched and published by November 30th, 2022.

The application for the Hostwriter Prize is now closed, applicants will be notified by end of December, and winners will be publicly announced beginning 2023.

The Hostwriter Story Prize

The Hostwriter Story Prize highlights exemplary works of journalistic collaboration. The prize is open to teams of two or more journalists who have worked on a story together and are members of the network. Six projects will be awarded with €1000 each.

Previous winners of the Hostwriter Prize are not eligible to apply as well as stories published by Unbias the News are excluded from the prize.

  • Published by November 30th, 2022
  • More than one journalist has contributed
  • All the team are members of the Hostwriter platform
  • 6 projects win 1.000 €

Applications are closed now.

Nathalie Bertrams

“Thanks to Hostwriter, my co-author Lorraine and I have already collaborated on two stories. One on refugee deportations and this entry on transgender rights.”

Nathalie Bertrams, Hostwriter Story Prize winner

Daniel Bates

“Our project about global displacement was initiated through Hostwriter. All participants from Johannesburg, Lagos, Manila, Nairobi and New York first connected through the platform.”

Daniel Bates, Hostwriter Pitch Prize winner


We look for work that shows how two or more journalists have collaborated together to realize a story that goes deeper than would have been possible solo.
We accept pieces that have been published in every language. If your piece is not in English, please submit an appropriate translation in your application.
Yes. We accept journalistic entries from all media and are also open to new formats. We particularly encourage video or television pieces, as the donor Otto Sprenger worked in television for the German public broadcaster NDR.
Yes. The Hostwriter Prize is meant to encourage cross-border collaborations through our network. All team members for the story must be members of Hostwriter.
No. If the piece will not be published by the deadline, you can always apply for the next round of the Hostwriter Prize.
Yes. If your piece is not online you can send a pdf to us via email to
The prize money is donated by the Otto Sprenger Stiftung. The foundation honors the work of journalist Otto Sprenger through supporting collaboration in journalism and social engagement. Find out more here.

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