At the occasion of the Hungarian Press Day, journalism awards founded by NPP were handed over in the ceremony jointly organized by the Municipality of Paks and MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. The Uranium Pen award this year was taken over by Mrs Peter Tóth, editor of Electrical Engineering magazine, while the readers' award, Atom Pen, was taken over by Mrs Petra Gyöngyösi, employee of the NPP, as the member of the staff editing Nuclear Power Plant weekly.
The Uranium Pen Award of Paks Nuclear Power Plant was founded in 1992 for the purpose of rewarding a journalist, who provides factual information about Paks Nuclear Power Plant over a long period about the application of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This year's Uranium Pen winner was Mrs Péter Tóth, the editor of Electrical Engineering, the 108-year-old journal of the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association. The chief editor continuously and professionally reports in her journal about domestic and international nuclear industry news and the current developments. Thanks to her work thousands of professionals receive extensive and credible information, as the journal reaches all the members of the Association, companies having major role in this profession and the students and the educational staff of universities, colleges, vocational schools.
Atomic Pen, the readers' award was established to recognize the activity of correspondents and contributors reporting for Nuclear Power Plant magazine, and was handed over in 2014 for the first time. The value of the readers' award is a moral recognition, as the newspaper's correspondents are not professional journalists, but engineers, technicians and rapporteurs, and in addition to their own work, they publish the events of the nuclear power plant and the neighbourhood. The monthly magazine is published in 30.000 copies and in addition to the nuclear power plant workers, households in Paks and the area also get it for free, that contributes to the understanding of plant activities.
The Atomic Pen Award winner this year was Mrs Petra Gyöngyösi, who according to the votes of Nuclear Power Plant newspaper readers, contributed to the popularity of the magazine by introducing the colleagues in her people-oriented themed articles. The winner is working as a logistics expert in the procurement section of Paks Nuclear Power Plant.