SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards
in association with Jackson Wild

Science provides a creative platform to expand our understanding of the world around us and changes the way we see and experience our world.

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards recognizes and celebrates the achievements of those who are working to solve many of today's challenges, of those who fascinate and inspire audiences worldwide through their stories, of those who encourage the next generation to engage with STEM subjects through global outreach, and of individuals promoting science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around global issues.

See the 2021 nominees and winners

Science & Media Awards

What are we looking for?

For 8 categories, we are looking for original, creative factual documentaries, series, social media productions and immersive works dealing with a range of scientific disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine.

Stories showing the latest advancements and discoveries, future scenarios, or global solutions to challenging issues, designed to encourage scientific and geopolitical debates.

The competition will be open for submissions from 8 November 2021 through FilmFreeway

The official entry deadline for all submissions is 23:59 CET on 20 February 2022. Submissions from all countries are welcomed.

For any questions, get in touch with Irem Couchouron at

Awards & Prizes              

All submissions received by the entry deadline will be reviewed by multiple rounds of Preliminary Juries for each category, and nominated for consideration by the Final Jury, composed of science and media professionals selected from a range of disciplines and countries, balanced in age, gender, and experience.

See the 2021 jury

In June 2022, the prizewinners will be celebrated during an evening of celebration and discovery, featuring prominent names in science communication - showcasing your incredible achievements in translating science to screen.

Silbersalz Festival is opening up the Science and Media Awards Show to the wider public through an edutaining cabaret of science with special guests. The ceremony will be held on location as part of SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival (15-19 June 2022).

The prizewinners will receive a Trophy, laurel and certificate for their participation will get the chance to screen their films during the festival and will receive international recognition via the globally streamed award show.

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