2020 Dominique Baudis-Sciences Po Award

The Dominique Baudis association 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, 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. 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 a short amateur audiovisual production (image or sound), 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€ and the runner-up 1,000€.

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 or audio files may be in French or English.

Elements to include in your application

  • A covering letter
  • Your electronic file no more than 5 minutes long (video or audio), file format:
    • Video: HD 1280x720 or 1920x1080 .mp4 or .mov.
    • Audio: .mp3 or .wav.
    • Size: 1 GB maximum
  • An abstract of your project (10 lines maximum)
  • Your CV

ONline application form

Please apply using the online application form.


Deadline for submitting applications: 4 March 2020 at 12 noon.

Selection procedures

The jury will meet in March 2021. 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 May 2021.

Please read the terms and conditions (FR).

With the kind support of Toulouse City Hall (FR) and the French Media Regulatory Authority (CSA) (FR).

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