The ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund award for contributions to the dissemination of Bulgarian culture by Bulgarian-language media abroad was presented on 3 June 2023, at the Eighteenth World Meeting of Bulgarian Media. This year, the forum, traditionally organised by BTA, was held from 1 to 4 June in Kazanlak with the theme of ‘Media and Freedom’.
The prize is awarded annually by a jury chaired by BTA’s Director General, with the Fund’s Executive Director and the head of the BTA Public Relations Department as supporting members.
To qualify for the prize, the media must have made a proven contribution to the dissemination of Bulgarian culture in the respective country and beyond; to be bilingual, with Bulgarian as one of those languages; to have presented sustainable and constructive topics in the field of Bulgarian culture within its programme output.
The ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund award was set up in 2013 in recognition of the efforts of Bulgarian journalists abroad to preserve and promote their national culture.
This year’s prize of BGN 2,000 went to the Bulgarian programme on the SBS multimedia platform of Australian Public Radio, hosted by Filli Ladgman, Executive Producer of the Bulgarian section.
The award was presented by Mrs. Adriana Meshkovaq Expert, contests and awards at the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’.
The programme has been broadcast since 1946 and unites the Bulgarian diaspora in Australia.