Fast Forward Science

Fast Forward Science

A passion for research, for innovative multimedia formats and for communication – the Fast Forward Science competition celebrates not only people who are passionate about science, but also those who can inspire that passion in others.

Who can participate?

  • students,
  • postdocs,
  • vloggers,
  • communicators and 
  • anyone who is enthusiastic about science and research!

What content can be submitted?

YouTube videos, Instagram stories or Twitch stream -  Awards will be given to contributions that show current research, are presented in a comprehensible and target-group-oriented way, and evoke the so-called “aha” effect. A particular challenge is that the contributions should be entertaining beyond the hard facts and ideally manage to engage in a dialogue with the viewers.

Entries must have appeared on a social media platform between 27 July 2020 and 8 February 2022 and be publicly accessible via a link. Find the terms of participation here.

Please note that the content needs to be in German or in English with German subtitles.

SUBMIT HERE before 8 February 2022

What categories and prizes are there?

You can submit your entry in the three main categories:

  • Young Scientist Award
  • Scientist & Research Institution Award
  • Tandem Award

First place winners will each receive 3000 €, second place winners 2000 € and third place winners 1000 €.

There are also two special prizes, which celebrate other scientific online formats:

  • Open Box Special
  • Audio Special

In addition, the Short & Crisp Award honours non-German-language videos and is awarded in conjunction with the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival.

For the special awards, only the first-place winners will receive a prize money of 1000 €, for Short & Crisp it is 3000 €.

Find more information on, on their @FastForwardScience Instagram account

or on their @ffforwardscience Twitter account:


Author: Wissenschaft im Dialog, Fast Forward Science
Editor: Melanie Reuter (FNR)


The "Fast Forward Science" project

The Fast Forward Science online competition, which is equipped with a total of €23,000, is a joint project of Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Stifterverband and has taken place annually since 2013. The partner for the Young Scientist Award is the Deutscher Zukunftspreis. The Short & Crisp Award is an award in partnership between the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival and Fast Forward Science.

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) supports the competition.

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