German “Journalist Award for Informatics 2020”

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The Corona Warning App is designed to help interrupt infection chains. The German government is conducting a “Hackathon” to contain the pandemic. Home office and digital education show society’s dependence on the Internet. Even during the worldwide corona virus pandemic, IT-topics are everywhere in the media, affect people and have a high relevance for everyday life. For this reason, the State Chancellery of Saarland in cooperation with the Saarland Informatics Campus is once again awarding the Journalism Prize for Informatics. Applicants can submit their contributions online until September 13th 2020.

The prize, which has been awarded annually since 2006, honors German-language journalistic contributions from the field of computer science in the categories “Text”, “Audio” and “Video and Multimedia”. Each category is rewarded with 5,000 euros and the prize is intended to promote outstanding, high-quality reporting on computer science topics.

The prize is awarded to articles that present and communicate the research results of computer science and its applications in a way that is generally understandable. Entries that illustrate how much computer science shapes and influences everyday life are also worthy of an award. In addition, papers are welcome that provide impulses for a critical discussion of the opportunities and challenges that can arise from computer science.

All German-language entries published after September 2nd 2019 are eligible for the competition. These can be submitted as of today under the following link:

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 13th 2020.

Further Information:


Questions can be directed at:
Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus
Telefon: +49 681 302-70741

Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
800 scientists and about 2000 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Five world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” as well as Saarland University with three departments and 21 degree programs cover the entire spectrum of computer science.

Die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Saarland Informatics Campus wird unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und Mitteln der Staatskanzlei Saarland.

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