The award aims to support Bulgarian language media abroad preserving and disseminating Bulgarian culture and spirit in line with the objectives of NEF “13 Centuries Bulgaria”.
It is given annually, according to the Statutes set by the Executive Board of the Fund, by a jury comprising a Chairman, the Director of BTA, and members, the Executive Director of the Fund and the Head of Public Relations Office of BTA.
The media should have proven contribution in dissemination of Bulgarian culture within the respective country and beyond it; it should be bilingual (one of the languages must be Bulgarian), its program must include sustainable and constructive theories from the area of Bulgarian culture.
The award is given at the World Meeting of Bulgarian Media organized by the Association of Bulgarian Media in the world (ABMS) and Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.
The 15th World Meeting of Bulgarian Media, organised by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency and the Association of Bulgarian Media Worldwide, was held from 22 to 25 November 2019 in the Albanian capital, Tiranë, under the motto, ‘Media and National Priorities’. The award, established in 2013, is a deserved acknowledgment of the efforts of working journalists abroad to preserve and promote their native culture and spirit.
The 2019 award winner is BG VOICE Chicago, USA. The prize was presented to the publisher and editor-in-chief, Yasen Darakov, by Assoc. Prof. Georgi Lozanov, Member of the Management Council of the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund.
The fourteenth World Meeting of the Bulgarian media, which took place in the capital of Republic of North Macedonia – Skopje, was attended by more than 50 Bulgarian media from around the world, intellectuals from Bulgaria and Macedonia, representatives of the Bulgarian diaspora.
In the “Media and Memory” meeting, topics such as “national pride and historical prejudices”, “the different faces of patriotism”, “business and national debt”, “propaganda against journalism”, etc. were discussed.
The forum is organized by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency and the Association of Bulgarian media around the world. The award was established in 2013 and is a recognition for the efforts of the working journalists abroad to preserve and popularize native culture and spirit.
Bulgarian program of the “Radio Vatican” is recipient of the 2018 prize.
The monetary equivalent of 2 000 BGN and a diploma were presented to the editor of the program, Dimitar Ganchev, by the executive director of the National Endowment Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria”, Mitko Todorov.
Journalist Maxim Bozhilov, who has published a Bulgarian newspaper for nearly 20 years and maintains the radio program, “Bulgarian Horizons”, in Canada, received the annual Award for contribution to the Bulgarian culture from Bulgarian language media abroad “13 Centuries Bulgaria”. The award was served by the executive director of NEF “13 Centuries Bulgaria”, Mitko Todorov.
The theme of the Thirteenth Bulgarian Media Meeting, which took place from 4 to 8 October 2017 in the capital of Republic of Moldova, Kishinev, was “Proximity Policies”. Issues about education, relationship science-business, movement workforce and technology, tourism development, and the role of the media to form a closer and cohesive society was discussed.
The twelfth World Meeting of the Bulgarian Media gathered from 17 to 21 May 2016 in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. The meeting, whose theme is “The media and civil causes” was attended by representatives of the most influential print and electronic editions, radios and televisions from Bulgaria and the world from more than 20 countries.
In one of the panels under the program of the meeting, the status of the annual award for contribution to the dissemination of Bulgarian culture by Bulgarian language media abroad “13 Centuries Bulgaria” was discussed. The award was established in 2013.
The winner of the 2016 prize is the “Dialogue” magazine from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was conferred to the editor of the magazine Daniela Gorcheva by the executive director of NEF “13 Centuries Bulgaria”, Mitko Todorov.
In the finals of the eleventh World Meeting of Bulgarian Media, held from 4 to 8 November 2015 in the Greek capital Athens, the prize of the National Endowment Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria” was awarded to Bulgarian media abroad. Its winner for 2015 is “Roden Krai”, Ukraine. The prize and the diploma were awarded to the editor of the newspaper, Dora Kostova, by the executive director of the 13 Centuries Bulgaria Fund, Mitko Todorov.