Prix Média

The Covid crisis has shown more than ever: 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 3,000 CHF and a winning prize of 4,000 CHF.

We are looking for media professionals or students under 31 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 three 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.


The award ceremony will take place during the annual meeting of swiss science communicators, ScienceComm, on Thursday 16 September 2021 in Fribourg. 

Application process:

  • Describe your idea as a project sketch – max. 2’000 characters
  • Or make a video of your idea – max. 2 minutes
  • You can find more information on the content points of the application in the FAQs
  • Introduce yourself with a short CV (video or text)
  • The three winners will be informed in May and submit their final entries by 18 August 2021 at the latest.
  • The contributions will then be put online on this page – and the public voting will begin



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 31 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. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the FAQs.


Regulations (PDF) Règlement (PDF) Regolamento, IT (PDF)


Registration deadline: 15 May 2021 to, videos are best sent with a WeTransfer link.

Lucie Stooss

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern