The Communicator Award is given jointly by the DFG and the Stifterverband and recognizes scientists and academics who have communicated their research findings to the public with exceptional success. The prize is valued at €50,000.
Proposals from different research areas are appraised by a jury of science journalists and communication and PR experts according to the criteria of relevance, target group, originality and sustainability. The DFG notifies the Stifterverband of the winner selected by the jury.
The Communicator Prize takes the form of a hologram designed by Cologne-based painter and media artist Michael Bleyenberg. A “sandwich” of mirror and glass encloses a holographic film and rests in a base of solid acrylic glass bearing the winner's name.
Prizewinners and award ceremonies