Awards are granted for major information publication work in the field of scientific, artistic and technological information dissemination that has increased citizens’ knowledge and stimulated societal debate. The award is granted for currently relevant information publication work, which may include high-level non-fiction works or other information products. The award can also be granted for exemplary, long-term, multifaceted public information work.
Awards are granted to authors or working groups. The lifetime achievement award for information publication can be granted for long-term work of particular merit. Awards are not granted for scientific publications intended for a narrowly defined group of experts or for the production of teaching materials for a narrowly defined audience.
Nominations can be made by individuals and associations by 1 December each year.
The Committee for Public Information is an expert body attached to the Ministry of Education and Culture. It follows progress in research, arts and technology and the development of knowledge in Finland and abroad.