Pica d'Estats Prize

The Patronat de Turisme of the Diputació de Lleida announces the 32nd edition of the “Pica d’Estats” International Prize for Press, Radio, Television and Internet Journalism, with total prize money of €45,000, shared between 8 prize categories, following the suspension of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Pica d’Estats” Prize is aimed at professionals from the world of information and communications who have published or broadcast pieces of journalism of any genre, length and format (radio, television, press and Internet) relating to the tourist attractions of the Pyrenees and the Lands of Lleida.

Press, radio, television and internet

This prize has gained recognised prestige thanks to both the quality of the works presented and the level of the members of its jury. In part, this is also due to the rigour and commitment of the Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya(College of Journalists of Catalonia), which has participated in the competition, year after year, occupying the presidency of the jury. To date, 4,725 journalistic works have competed in the “Pica d’Estats” Prize, corresponding to more than 460 different means of communication from around the world, and 287 journalists have seen their work rewarded. 

Edition 2019



Photo gallery of the award ceremony

Award ceremony

Press Release

List of the prize-winning works and journalists

The prize for the Best written press article providing general information
went to the report entitled “Castles in Lleida province”, written by Daniel Romaní, with photography by Santi Iglesias, which was published in the newspaper “Ara”.

The prize for the Best press article specialising in travel and tourism
was awarded to the report “Penelles, a village that is painting again”, written by Joaquim M. Pujals, with photography by Josep Cano, which was published in the magazine “Descobrir Catalunya”.

The prize for the Best television report
went to “David versus Goliath”, by Eugenia Basauli and Eduardo Laplaza, which was broadcast by TVE in the programme “El Escarabajo Verde“.

The prize for the Best international press report
was for “Una terra dai gusti forti” (‘A land of strong tastes’), written by Riccardo Lagorio and Andrea Deotto and published in the Italian magazine “Dove“.

The prize for the Best photographic report
went to Carles Claraco for a series of spectacular photographs illustrating the report “The Door to the Sky: crossing the wildest Pyrenees”, which was published in the magazine “El Mundo de los Pirineos”.

The prize for the Best work by the local media from the Lands of Lleida
went to the report entitled “The secrets of the ‘city’ of Lleida”, written by Roser Banyeres, with photography by Rafa Ariño, which was published in the supplement “Lectura” of the newspaper “Segre”.

The prize for the Best Internet journalism, and also the Jury’s Special Prize (worth €10,000), was awarded to the work “Artists travel by tractor”, by the video artist Sara Boldú, which was published at https://saraboldu.wixsite.com/artistesambtractor.

Jury composition

The jury for the 31st “Pica d’Estats” Prize was composed of leading professionals from the world of communications. The jury was presided over by Joan Maria Morros, the Dean of the College of Journalists of Catalonia. The other members of the jury were the journalists Josep Lluís Cadena, Francesc Canosa, Santiago Costa, Josep Cuní, Pepa Fernández, Lluís Foix, Antonio Franco, Rafa Gimena, Francesc Guillaumet, Mariano Palacín and Mònica Terribas. Juli Alegre, the head of Promotion and Marketing of the Patronat de Turisme, acted as secretary to the jury.

Photo gallery of the deliberations


List of the jury members of the Pica d'Estats Prize in the different editions

List of winners of the Pica d'Estats Prize in the different editions of the award