Agencia EFE and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, or AECID, on Monday announced the 31st King of Spain Journalism Prizes.
Journalists from 22 Ibero-American countries, the United States, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Israel, Andorra and Morocco are eligible to compete for the prizes.
The prizes, which are awarded in the Press, Radio, Television, Photography and Digital Journalism categories, are sponsored by OHL, a multinational infrastructure and construction company.
The Special Ibero-American Prize for Environmental Journalism and Sustainable Development, which is sponsored by the Fundacion Aqualogy, will be handed out for the second time.
The competition for the 10th Don Quixote Journalism Prize for quality writing in Spanish and the enrichment of the language, sponsored by Grupo Tragsa, was also announced.
Work submitted for the prizes must have been published in Spanish or Portuguese in print or online, or broadcast on radio or television, between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013.
Submissions can be made at Efe headquarters in Madrid, Efe bureaus in qualifying countries or at Spanish embassies in these countries before Sept. 30.
The jury will announce the winners in January 2014 and Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will present the prizes at a ceremony in Madrid.
Additional information about the prizes, which include cash awards of 6,000 euros ($7,857) per category and a bronze sculpture by artist Joaquin Vaquero Turcios, is available on the Agencia EFE Web site (www.efe.com).
The Don Quixote Journalism Prize offers a cash award of 9,000 euros ($11,782) and a commemorative sculpture. EFE