The Eurasian Development Bank’s 9th Creative Media Contest

The Eurasian Development Bank is accepting entries for its 9th Creative Media Contest. Applications will be welcomed until 30 September 2023.

The contest is open to journalists whose materials were published between 30 September 2022 and 30 September 2023. Entries should revolve around the theme of building Greater Eurasia, encompassing topics such as the development of a common economic space, mutual investment, industrial and scientific cooperation, cross-border projects, digital initiatives in Eurasia, joint efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals, development of public-private partnerships, the water and energy complex, as well as logistics and trade between the region’s countries. 

The key categories for this year’s contest are:

  • Creative Work by an Author
  • Journalistic Story
  • Photography
  • Interview
  • Economic Review

Special categories include:

  • Dedication to the Topic
  • Discovery of the Year (honouring a new media project or a young author under 30 years of age at the time of the award)
  • Eurasia in the World (a piece by a journalist from a non-EDB member state)
  • Culture of Eurasia (an entry highlighting the development of a common humanitarian space)

An Expert Board, comprising heads of the Unions of Journalists from all six EDB member states and leading media managers from Eurasian countries, has been specifically assembled for this contest to ensure impartial evaluation of the entries.

The award ceremony is set to traditionally take place in November–December 2023 during the EDB’s final press event.

To participate in the contest, please complete the application form and submit it to Any enquiries regarding participation should also be directed to the EDB’s Media Centre.

Additional Information:

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial institution promoting integration and development in its member countries. For 17 years, the Bank has worked to strengthen and broaden economic ties and foster comprehensive development in its member countries. The Bank’s charter capital totals US $7 billion. The EDB’s portfolio mainly consists of projects with an integration effect in transport infrastructure, digitalisation, green energy, agriculture, industry, and machinery. The Bank adheres to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ESG principles in its operations. 

The EDB Media Centre:

Aigerim Akhanova, +7 (701) 328 38 98 (Almaty)