Prix Judging Underway

Nearly 200 entries in Prix CIRCOM 2020, 30th edition of the top TV shows made in Europe’s regions by public service media broadcasters and media operators, are now being viewed by 20 judges working online at home or in their station studios. More than 45,000 euros are there to be won in a package of cash, trophy, travel and accommodation for winners and commended entries across 11 categories and a Grand Prix for the “best of the best”. Viewing should be completed during September and announcements made of category winners and Grand Prix winner in October.

It was hoped to judge during October in Sitgès, near Barcelona, hosted by TV3 Catalonia, but, as in April, the Covid-19 virus has made this impossible.

The announcement of winners and commended will be made in a specially commissioned video and made available on the CIRCOM web site.

Winners and commended will be invited to the re-staged conference and gala in Galway in 2021, along with the winners from the 2021 Prix. This should make for a fantastic shop window of programme and content quality and skills from regional public service media.

Categories and sponsors in 2020 are:

pof tvp

  TVP Poland, sponsor of Grand Prix


pof rte 
RTÉ Ireland, sponsor of Documentary

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

pof bnt  BNT Bulgaria, sponsor of Europe 

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


pof rpo

 RPO The Netherlands
, sponsor of News Programme


 SVT Sweden, sponsor of News Report

, sponsor of Video Journalism


     TVR Romania, sponsor of Young Onscreen Talent



This is the 30th edition of the Prix CIRCOM - the first awards were judged in Turin, Italy, in 1990 hosted by RAI, with the award ceremony at Bled, Slovenia, hosted by TVSLO.

David Lowen, who has been President of the Prix and chair of the judges for 20 years, said: “The Prix CIRCOM develops every year with new categories, new ideas and new entering TV stations. It remains after 30 years the most prized award to win, not just for the trophy and cash, but for the honour of being recognised by your peers for your excellence.