Journalists anywhere can enter in this international contest.
Works can be submitted in 12 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Persian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. Works written in other languages must be translated into English and submitted in the categories "Europe" or "World."
Texts of 3,000 to 17,000 words published in print or online between in 2019 are eligible.
The total prize pool is CHF177,000 (US$182,208), with 42 nominees each receiving CFH3,000 (US$3,088) and attending the award ceremony in spring 2021 in Bern. The three overall best texts will be awarded CHF30,000 (US$30,882), CHF20,000 (US$20,588) and CHF10,000 (US$10,294) each.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 24.