The a+ Prix Média awards for journalistic excellence

Starting again in 2019, the main a+ Prix Média award will be given annually to honour research and science journalism that meets the highest journalistic standards.
The winner will be awarded 10’000 Swiss francs.

With this award, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences recognise the vital role journalists play in this age of digitalisation with its algorithms, fake news, and robot journalists. Those working in media have the responsibility to analyse complex topics, make sense of a sea of facts, challenge ideas, and present their findings to a diverse audience.

The award ceremony will take place from 18:00 to 19:25 during the conference ScienceComm’20 on Thursday 17 September 2020 in the Landhaus Solothurn. 


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 formmust be used. All media channels are admitted. The deadline for submitting the application must be observed. Award winners 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.

Regulations (PDF)