The Best Regional TV Programmes and Skills

20th December 2021 - The search to find the finest content and skills in European regional television broadcasting and media delivery, with cash and other awards of more than 40,000 euros, started today.

Entry is free to all 209 member stations in Europe.

The Grand Prix will be “the best of the best” from the content and programme categories of Documentary, Entertainment and Drama, Investigative Journalism, Minorities in Society,  Most Original and Innovative, Music and Arts, News Programme, and  News Report. In addition, there are skill categories for Young Onscreen Talent and Video Journalism and a new category for 2022 – Digital Multimedia.

Digital Multimedia seeks to highlight and reward how regional broadcasters deliver extra value to viewers and users beyond their traditional linear channels and production methods, using the developing benefits of digital processes in content creation and delivery to various devices, not just television sets.

Another improvement for 2022 is a greater focus on the use of mobile phones in news reporting and other content creation, editing and delivery.

In the category News Programme, entrants will for the first time have the opportunity to enter two programmes. Other categories in which two entries are encouraged are News Report, Young Onscreen Talent, Video Journalism.

Online Entry Form 
The deadline for entries is Friday 11 March 2022 

:: Prix CIRCOM 2022 Rules of Entry ::
How to improve your chances of winning an award ::
:: Freequently asked questions ::
:: How to enter, step-by-step ::

There will be a winner and commended in 10 categories and a winner only in Young Onscreen Talent. The award for winners is cash, trophy and travel to the award gala and the commended are also invited to the gala to share in conference activities and Europe-wide networking.

Judging will be in Sitgès, near Barcelona, hosted by CCMA the Catalan broadcaster. There are up to 20 judges from across Europe with direct experience of content creation and management.

The awards gala will be at the CIRCOM Conference in Galway, Ireland, hosted by TG4 the Irish language broadcaster, on Thursday 26 May 2022.

Mojca Recek, of RTVSLO (Slovenia), becomes co-President of the Prix alongside David Lowen, who has been Prix President for more than 20 years.

David Lowen said:
This is an important competition which brings prestige, credit and real rewards to regional media and those creative and hard-working professionals who deliver it. It can help create a reputation around Europe and globally.”

Mojca Recek said:
Prix CIRCOM honours the best regional productions and they are the benchmark of quality for regional public service. The entries are judged by experts, professionals in regional media who are helping and encouraging other professionals in regional media. This is the basis of CIRCOM. I am looking forward to my close involvement as co-President.


Categories and sponsors in 2022 are:

pof tvp

  TVP Poland, sponsor of Grand Prix


pof orf  ORF Austria, sponsor of Digital Multimedia

pof rte 
RTÉ Ireland, sponsor of Documentary

pof asturias galicia TPA Asturias-TVG Galicia, sponsors of Entertainment and Drama 

pof coe1


 Council of Europe, sponsor of Investigative Journalism


pof ftv 120

 France Télévisions, sponsor of Minorities in Society


pof nrk

  NRK Norway, sponsor of Most Original and Innovative


pof tg4 v2

  TG4 Ireland, sponsor of Music and Arts

RPO new

 RPO The Netherlands
, sponsor of News Programme


 SVT Sweden, sponsor of News Report

, sponsor of Video Journalism


     TVR Romania, sponsor of Young Onscreen Talent




Questions about the Rules of entry only to:
David Lowen
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Questions about or problems relating to the web-based entry form or server delivery option, or other technical issues to:
Tonja Stojanac
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