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

The Prix Média is endowed with CHF 10,000 and stands for excellence in science journalism. It recognizes the important role of journalists at the interface between science and society.

The application deadline for the Prix Média 2023 was 15 May 2023. The jury will now evaluate the entries submitted for the Prix Média up to and including August and select the entries to be awarded. The award ceremony for the Prix Média will take place on 3 November 2023 at the Science'Comm in Bern.

With this award, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences recognize the important role of journalists in the digital age with algorithms, fake news and bots. Media professionals elaborate complex topics, bundle facts, question and report their findings for a broad audience. In the context of complex contemporary issues such as the Corona pandemic and climate change, media professionals with a sound scientific background play an increasingly important role for society.


Terms and Conditions

Journalists themselves or third parties may submit contributions. All contributions must have been published in Switzerland in one of the four national languages. Only one contribution may be submitted per request for submissions, and the designated form must be used. The deadline for submitting the application must be observed. All media channels are admitted. Award recipients must wait two years before submitting further work. All entries must adhere to the Swiss Press Council’s code of conduct.


Send the application form and your contribution as a PDF file or with SwissTransfer to by 15 May 2023 at the latest.

Astrid Tomczak-Plewka

Contact person Prix Média


Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

House of Academies

Laupenstrasse 7

P.O. Box

CH-3001 Bern