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LGT sponsorship in Austria

Through its commitment to society at large, LGT Bank Austria pursues its aim of creating long-term, reliable value.

LGT Medienpreis 2019

On Wednesday, 27 February 2019, the LGT Medienpreis 2019, moderated by Michael Fleischhacker, was awarded in the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein. The award ceremony honors outstanding journalistic contributions by journalists in the field of economics and finance. 

From all submissions, an independent five-member jury evaluated and selected eight contributions in anonymous form. The prize is endowed with a total of EUR 6,000 and was presented by H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman LGT.

The lucky winners of the LGT Medienpreis 2019 are

1st prize: Pensionen: Reformdruck steigt Christian Höller / Die Presse
2nd prize: Kann man sich heute noch etwas aufbauen? Jeannine Hierländer, Nicole Stern, Jakob Zirm / Die Presse
3rd prize: Notruf Christina Hiptmayr / Profil
3rd prize: Artikel-Serie Kärnten Simone Hoepke / Kurier

As guest of honor, Dr. Charles Ritterbrand gave a keynote under the tile "Journalism - life-threatening and essential".

"Committed and qualified journalism is indispensable for understanding economic structures and developments. We would like to honor this achievement with the LGT Medienpreis. We want to introduce and reward those journalists who know how to present the sometimes dry and very complex economic topics in a clear and understandable way," says Meinhard Platzer, Co-CEO of LGT Bank Austria.

The LGT Medienpreis will also be continued in 2020. The detailed tender modalities will be announced in summer 2019. The deadline for entries to the LGT Medienpreis 2020 is 30 November 2019.

LGT Bank Austria supports Teach For Austria as part of the "100 and 1 Partnership"

More information Petra Pajic and her class in Vienna get support by LGT Bank Österreich. (Foto: Doka)

Teach For Austria campaigns for equal opportunities in the educational system and fosters children and adolescents from low-income and educationally disadvantaged families.

To achieve this, Teach For Austria recruits university graduates who stand out both on a personal and on a professional level. After thorough educational preparation, they teach as fully-fledged teachers (fellows) for at least two years in urban secondary schools and 'new middle schools' that are subjected to an exceptionally high social burden. During this period, they are supported by experienced trainers.

LGT Bank Austria supports Fellow Petra Pajic, who teaches in a polytechnic in Vienna's 20th district. Like every fellow, she helps some 100 children to make up for deficits in performance at school each year.

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"The market for information is becoming bigger and more diverse all the time. This makes the media, which filter, contextualize, explain and comment on it, all the more important. By presenting the LGT Media Prize to outstanding young journalists, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of a free press."

Meinhard Platzer and Dietmar Baumgartner, Co-CEOs LGT Bank Österreich