Greek Cypriot Emilia Papadopoulos, a TV reporter at BBC London TV, has been commended by the judges of the CIRCOM Prix 2015 Awards for Rising Star Journalist of the Year for the whole of Europe.
Fourteen international TV executives judged the 211 programme and skills entries from 22 countries over four days in Ljubljana, Slovenia, hosted by RTV Slovenia.
The awards will be presented at a gala event in Dundalk, Ireland, on Thursday 21 May in a ceremony which will be streamed live by CIRCOM Regional. At that ceremony, one of the programme category winners will also receive the Grand Prix award for “the best of the best” in the competition.
The category winners each receive 2000 euros in cash, plus a trophy, plus travel and accommodation expenses to attend the conference and gala. The Rising Star receives, instead of cash, a similar amount as grant to enable an internship at a regional station in another country.
In addition, each category has a commended entry selected also: France 3 Aquitaine (Documentary), Televisión de Galicia (Music), RTV Slovenia Koper/Capodistria (Investigative Journalism), France 3 Haute Normandie (Magazine and News Magazine), Radio Televisión Castilla y Leon (Most Original), John-Inge Johansen, NRK Nordland (Video Journalism), Emila Papadopoulos, BBC London (Rising Star), Czech TV Brno (Minorities in Society). The category commended receive a certificate and travel and accommodation expenses to attend the conference and gala.
The judges were Jean-Marc Dubois (France TV, France), Ulf Morten Davidsen (NRK, Norway), Zoran Medved (RTV Slovenia, Slovenia), Lout Donders (Omroep Brabant, The Netherlands), Máire Aoibhinn ni Ogáin (TG4, Ireland), Hajnalka Buda (RTV Vojvodina, Serbia), Wojciech Malinowski (TVP Wroclaw, Poland), Mattias Barsk (SVT, Sweden), Jane French (BBC South, Southampton, UK), Daniela Drastata (HRT, Croatia), Zsuzsanna Antala (MTVA Szeged, Hungary), Cristian Acatrinei (TVR, Romania), Galia Kraychovska (BNT, Bulgaria|), Alexandre Pletser (RTBF, Belgium).