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2024 Dominique Baudis-Sciences Po Award

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2024 Dominique Baudis-Sciences Po Award
2024 Dominique Baudis-Sciences Po Award

The Dominique Baudis association (in French) was formed to pay tribute to the memory of Dominique Baudis, who always placed public good at the centre of his action. To this aim, the association has decided to join forces with his alma mater, Sciences Po, to launch the Dominique Baudis award for a non-professional audiovisual work, highlighting a commitment to the common good.

In his roles as journalist, newsreader and president of the French broadcasting authority, the CSA (now known as Arcom), Dominique Baudis was committed to developing access to information as a public service, as widely as possible. As MP and mayor of Toulouse, departmental councillor of Haute-Garonne and president of the Regional Council of Midi-Pyrénées, he made every effort for Toulouse and its region to rank amongst the most dynamic and attractive zones in Europe. As a reporter in the Lebanon, Euro MP and president of the Institut du monde arabe, he worked tirelessly to create connections between peoples. He is also the author of five historical novels linking Orient and Occident. Finally, as the first ever Defender of Rights, an independent constitutional authority, he fought against discrimination and injustice.

This prize, which carries a value of 3,000 euros, will be awarded to 3 short amateur video productions, produced using everyday tools (mobile phone, personal computer, consumer software, etc.), focusing on an involvement in the spheres mentioned above (public engagement, defence of rights, connections between peoples, public information). The winner of the first prize will be awarded 2,000 euros, the runner-up, 750 euros and a special mention, 250 euros.

Conditions of application

The award is open to all Sciences Po students, from all current study years and all campuses, including those on gap year. Your video files may be in French or in another language with French subtitles.

Elements to include in your application

  • Your electronic file, no more than 5 minutes long:
    • Video: HD 1280x720 or 1920x1080 .mp4 or .mov.
    • Size: 1 GB maximum
  • An abstract of your project (800 characters maximum, spaces included)
  • A covering text (2 000 characters maximum, spaces included)
  • Your CV

ONline application form

Please apply using the online application form.


Deadline for submitting applications: 18 September 2024 at 12 noon (Paris time).

Selection procedures

The jury will meet end October 2024. Members will pay particular attention to the following criteria:

  • A clear link to the values of Dominique Baudis
  • Nature and scope of the engagement in question (content)
  • Originality of the approach and clarity of the narrative (form)

The Prize will be awarded in November 2024.

Please read the terms and conditions (PDF in French, 90 Kb).

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