A jury of independent experts appointed by idw then select as prize winners the three contributions they consider the best from all of the entries submitted on time and in the proper form. A new jury is selected each year. It consists of several journalists and one scientist with extensive media experience.
Jurors from previous years included mathematician Prof. Günter Ziegler, biologist Prof. Jürgen Tautz, physicist Prof. Metin Tolan, biopsychologist Prof. Onur Güntürkün, physicaian Prof. Boris Zernikow and conflict researcher Prof. Andreas Zick, all of them winners of the DFG Communicator Award; as well as Marco Finetti, member of the idw Board of Directors (press spokesman of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, German Research Foundation) and journalists such as Christoph Koch (Stern), Dr. Norbert Lossau (Die Welt), Joachim Müller-Jung (FAZ), Dr. Jeanne Rubner (Bayrischer Rundfunk) and Dr. Tanjev Schultz (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
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