This year’s Hégető award program is open for applications for one more month

Applications are accepted until 21 August 2022

After more than two years dominated by the coronavirus, in 2022 the dark shadow of war has fallen on our lives. In response to the disaster, the whole country has moved as one. Humanitarian aid organizations, NGOs, self-organised groups and companies have joined forces to welcome, support and look after those fleeing the war. Some met refugees at the border, others offered their own homes to put them up or organised charity donation campaigns. Hungarian journalists worked on a 24x7 basis often in dangerous conditions to report the events to the general public.

In 2022, the Hégető Honorka Foundation is looking forward to receiving moving pictures and photo series presenting the different faces of war, the various ways humans respond to it and freedom that has been taken for granted by many of us before. The award program also welcomes photos and videos presenting social issues independent of the war and their potential resolutions and success stories.

The award program accepts works (moving pictures, individual photos or photo series of up to 10 photos) published and broadcast online or on TV between 1 June 2021 and 31 July 2022. Closing date: 21 August 2022.
This year again, applications will be evaluated by a jury panel comprised of journalists Antónia Mészáros, János Horvát and Balázs Weyer. Applications including photos will be evaluated by Kossuth and Balázs Béla award-winning photographer Éva Keleti.

Yettel has been sponsoring the Hégető Honorka Foundation and the Hégető Honorka Award Program for a long time. This year again it offers a special award to a selected project.

Deadline for submitting applications: 21 August 2022

Program details:

Terms and conditions:
•    Format: moving picture, still image or photo series
•    Length/volume
    o    for videos: 5 to 30 minutes
    o    for photos: 1 to 10 photos
•    Date of publication: 1 June 2021 to 31 July 2022
•    The application should include the following information:
    o    name and contact details of applicant (phone number, e-mail address)
    o    project title and synopsis
    o    place and date of publication
•    Applications should be uploaded to
•    Video format: YouTube link or Vimeo-link

If you have any questions related to the award, please contact Mária Ignatovics at
Sponsors of the award: RTL Hungary, Hégető family, Yettel Hungary