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

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.

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.

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


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


Reglement (PDF) Règlement (PDF) Regolamento, IT (PDF)


Bewerbungsformular Prix Média (PDF) Formulaire de candidature (PDF) 


Send the application form and your contribution as pdf or with WeTransfer to by 15 May 2021 at the latest.

Lucie Stooss

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