Landis & Gyr Foundation Award

The Landis & Gyr Foundation Award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievements by individuals or groups whose exemplary work has a strong positive impact on our culture or society.

The Award is conferred every two years.

Prize winner 2018

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Prize winner 2016

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Prize winner 2014

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Prize winner 2012

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Previous awards  

Already in the early 1990s, the Landis & Gyr Foundation (then under the name Cultural Foundation Landis & Gyr Zug) recognised outstanding achievements in the following areas: promotion of language, literacy and literature; cultural, scholarly or social engagement; intercultural topics. These awards had various names and were conferred in irregular intervals.

Former prize-winners:


Zurlauben Prize for the promotion of language and book culture

  • Verein Bücher ohne Grenzen Schweiz VBOGS / Association Livres sans Frontières Suisse ALSFS (books without borders) (2010)
  • Solothurner Literature Festival, Solothurn (2008)
  • Bibliobus de l’Université populaire jurassienne, Delémont (library bus of the open university in Delémont) (2000)
  • Literature programme of Swiss Radio DRS2, Basel (1995)
  • Ammann publishing house, Zurich (1993)


K.H.Gyr Prize for ground-breaking work in culture, scholarship and society

  • Ursula Brunner-Storz, Gerechter Bananenhandel, Frauenfeld, Thurgau (fair banana trade) (2003)
  • Gallus Cadonau, ecological work, Zurich-Graubünden (1998)


Intercultural Prize

  • Forum for the Integration of Migrants FIMM Switzerland/Bern (2006)
  • Festival Visions du réel, Nyon, Valais (1999)
  • Organic farmers, Graubünden (1997)
  • FEMIA/U. Kaiser, Valais (1993)
Award ceremony for the 2010 Zurlauben Prize
Award ceremony for the 2010 Zurlauben Prize
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