FAQs Prix Média Newcomer awards

What belongs in an application for the Prix Média Newcomer?
  • Introduce yourself: Name, Study, Work, Date of Birth
  • Give a brief introduction to the topic and give an insight into the measures planned to ensure scientific quality (e.g. type of research, interview partners, etc.)
  • Form of the contribution (video, mobile journalism, classic report, other)
  • Possibly give a short insight into the planned research (interviews, evaluation of studies, classical research, etc.)
What criteria are used to evaluate the Prix Média Newcomer project outlines?

The project outlines will be judged with regard to the scientific-journalistic potential of the contribution, the creativity and independence of the idea and the scientific character. Original or novel formats will be evaluated particularly positively.

Where can I submit my application?

The application can be submitted as pdf or via wetransfer as video file by mail to info@prixmedia.ch.

Can an already existing contribution be awarded?

No, the Prix Média Newcomer is a grant for research. Three science journalism projects are each sponsored with 3000.- swiss francs and a winner’s prize of 4000.- swiss francs is awarded.

When will I find out whether I will receive a Prix Média Newcomer research grant?

In May, all applicants will be informed personally by e-mail about the awarding of the research grants.

How long do the three Prix Média Newcomer grant winners have to realize the projects?

The three winners will have time from the opening in May to mid-August to implement the contributions. From mid-August until ScienceComm’20 in mid-september, the winner will be chosen by public voting. He or she will then receive the Prix Média Newcomer Prize worth 4000.- swiss francs.

Where and when will the prizes be awarded?

The prizes will be awarded during ScienceComm’20 on 19 September 17th 2020.