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Awarded forExcellence for young journalists in Print Journalism, TV Journalism, Radio Journalism and Online Journalism
Presented byAxel-Springer-Akademie
First awarded1991-present

The Axel-Springer-Preis is an annually awarded prize. The Award is given to young journalists in the categories Print Journalism, TV Journalism, Radio Journalism and Online Journalism due to the decisions of the Axel-Springer-Akademie.


The prize was awarded for the first time in 1991. It is named after the founder and owner of today's Axel Springer AG, publisher Axel Springer (1912-1985). The award ceremony will take place on his birthday, May 2, in Berlin annually. Meanwhile, the modalities of the price has been changed and updated. In 1999 no award ceremony took place. Since 2001, an award is presented in four categories: Press, Radio, Television and the Internet.

Prize money[edit]

From the prize givers of the Axel-Springer-Akademie, a prize of 54,000 Euro is total awarded. The award comes in the print category with 6000 euros for each best work in three different categories (three 1st prizes). In the remaining three categories of television, radio and the Internet three prizes in each category will be awarded, each with 6000 € (1st prize), 4000 € (2nd prizes) and 2000 € (3rd prices).

Award criteria[edit]

Works which were published for the first time in a German-speaking media broadcast by a German-language station or published on the Internet during the previous year can be submitted. The author should not be older than 33 years of age. This limit also applies to co-authors who were significantly involved in the development work. In each category can be submitted per author a work, in the print category one work per author in the three categories.

Contributions should be devoted to "current political, economical, cultural, sporting and social issues."

Jury and Board of Trustees[edit]

Jury members were among others Gabor Steingart and Nina Grunenberg (press), Axel Buchholz, Rainer Cabanis and Carmen Thomas (radio), as well as Heinz Klaus Mertes, Gerd Ruge, Steffen Seibert and Maria von Welser (TV). Claus Strunz, Hans-Dieter Degler, Carola Ferstl, Jan-Eric Peters (also printed), Rowan Barnett and Sebastian Turner belonged to the Internet jury.

The Board of Trustees includes, among others, former award winner Mathias Döpfner and Friede Springer.

Award winners[edit]


Award winners 1993
Award winners 1994


Award winners 1995
Award winners 1996
Award winners 1997
Award winners 1998
Award winners 1999 (not awarded)
Award winners 2000


Award winners 2001
Award winners 2002
Award winners 2003
Award winners 2004
Award winners 2005
Award winners 2006
Award winners 2007
Award winners 2008[1]
Award winners 2009[2]
Award winners 2010


Award winners 2011
Award winners 2012
Award winners 2013[3]
Award winners 2014[4]


  • Axel-Springer-Preis. In: Programmbericht zur Lage und Entwicklung des Fernsehens in Deutschland., Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Landesmedienanstalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ullstein, 1997

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Preisverleihung 2008 Archived 2014-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Preisverleihung 2009 Archived 2013-09-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Preisverleihung 2013". Axel-Springer-Preis. Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  4. ^ "Preisträger 20134". Axel-Springer-Preis. Archived from the original on 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-05-12.