Prix Média

We need excellent science journalism. The Prix Média supports media professionals with research contributions and prize money for exciting stories and innovative formats.

Prix Média Newcomer

The Prix Média Newcomer awards three projects in science journalism with CHF 3,000 and a winning prize of CHF 4,000.

The application period for the Prix Média Newcomer 2023 ended on 15 May 2023. In June 2023, the jury will decide which entries can be submitted for the Prix Média Newcomer. From then on, applicants will have until 30 September 2023 to submit their final entries for the Prix Média Newcomer. The winning entry will be determined by a public vote, which will take place from 2 - 10 October 2023. The Prix Média Newcomer will be awarded on 3 November 2023 at the Science'Comm in Bern.

We are looking for media professionals or students under 36 years of age who wish to implement projects in the field of science journalism. Exciting articles, creative video contributions or interactive web projects – there are no limits to creativity. The three best ideas will be supported with CHF 3,000 each for journalistic implementation. The sponsored articles will be published on this website and distributed via social media. With public-voting on this site, the public’s favourite will be voted on this site and win CHF 4,000.


Application process

  • Describe your idea as a project sketch – max. 2’000 characters
  • Or make a video of your idea – max. 2 minutes
  • Introduce yourself with a short CV (video or text)
  • The winners will be informed in June and submit their final entries by the end of September 2023 at the latest.
  • The contributions will then be put online on this page – and the public voting will begin


Terms and conditions

The contribution must be made in Switzerland in one of the four national languages. Only one contribution is allowed per call. Emphasis is placed on ensuring scientific accuracy. The entry is made according to the application procedure on this page. The deadlines for submitting the application and for submitting the completed contribution must be observed. The applicant is under 36 years of age. All media channels are permitted for contributions. A prizewinner can only stand for reapplication after two years. The journalistic code of the Swiss Press Council must be observed in the contribution.


Registration deadline: 15 May 2023 to Videos are best sent with a SwissTransfer link.

Astrid Tomczak-Plewka

Contact person Prix Média


Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

House of Academies

Laupenstrasse 7

P.O. Box

CH-3001 Bern