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Press release from Nobel Foundation

22 September 2020


This year’s Nobel Prizes are soon revealed and the celebrations will adopt new formats

The first week of October is coming closer, when this year’s Nobel Prizes, and the achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind, will be announced. On 5-12 October, the prize awarding institutions will make their announcements and the press conferences can be followed via the Nobel Prize’s official digital channels. The ongoing global pandemic means that the celebrations in Stockholm and Oslo in December will adopt new formats with more digital elements.

The Nobel Prize announcements
The 2020 Nobel Prize announcements will take place from 5-12 October. Media needs to apply for a place to attend and all interviews with experts from the institutions must be prebooked. Please contact the prize awarding institutions:


A different Nobel Prize week in December: the Nobel Prize pays a visit around the world

The current circumstances with the ongoing pandemic means that this is a unique year in the history of the Nobel Prize as the idea is that medals and diplomas are handed over to the laureates safely in their home countries, most likely with the help of embassies or the laureates’ universities. The traditional Nobel Prize ceremony in the Concert Hall and the Nobel Banquet in the City Hall in Stockholm are canceled. Instead, a televised award ceremony will be held from the City Hall in Stockholm, where the awarding of this year’s prizes will be woven together with features from different parts of the world. Only a small audience will be able to attend.


In Oslo, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize will be carried out on a smaller scale in the auditorium at the University of Oslo. There will be a smaller audience and the opportunity for laureates to participate physically or digitally.


Both ceremonies will be televised in collaboration with SVT and NRK. They will also be distributed globally via the Nobel Prize’s official channels. Read more:


Live video, in-depth information, interviews and behind-the-scenes

On the official website,, and on the Nobel Prize’s social media channels you can follow all the action as the news breaks about the new laureates. Press releases and in depth-information will be published on at the time of the announcement for each prize. Live video of the prize announcements is streamed on and on the official Nobel Prize YouTube (embed links available), Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn channels. Also join us on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at the awarding of the prizes.


Video interviews with members of the Nobel Committees further explaining the prize, and telephone interviews with the new Nobel Prize laureates are published after the announcements.


Join the social media discussion

Everybody is welcome to join the conversation as news about the newly awarded laureates is posted continuously. The official hashtag for the Nobel Prize announcements: #NobelPrize


Nobel Prize lessons

Lessons on the new Nobel Prizes will be published per category just one day after they are first announced, providing a powerful tool for teachers to download and use for free.


Open data & API

The popular open data & APIs on the Nobel Laureates will be updated with each announcement.


Nobel Calling Stockholm in October

In connection to the Nobel Prize announcements, a series of October events, collectively labelled Nobel Calling Stockholm, are being organised by the Nobel Prize Museum. There will be seminars, crash courses and panel discussions where science, literature and peace will be in focus. Some of the events will be in front of a smaller audience. The programme can also be followed digitally.


The official channels of the Nobel Prize 
Twitter: @Nobelprize  


Om Nobelstiftelsen 

Nobelstiftelsen är en privat stiftelse som bildades år 1900 med utgångspunkt i Alfred Nobels testamente och de grundstadgar som fastställdes i anslutning till testamentet. Nobelstiftelsens primära syfte är att säkra att intentionerna i testamentet uppfylls. Stiftelsen ansvarar för att förvalta Alfred Nobels förmögenhet på ett sådant sätt att den ekonomiska basen för Nobelpriset säkras i ett långsiktigt perspektiv och oberoendet garanteras för de Nobelprisutdelande institutionerna i deras arbete med att utse pristagare. Vidare är det Nobelstiftelsens uppdrag att förvalta och utveckla de varumärken och immateriella tillgångar som har byggts upp under Nobelprisets drygt hundraåriga historia.


© Nobelstiftelsen 2020. Nobelpriset®, Nobel Prize® och Nobelmedaljen är Nobelstiftelsens registrerade varumärken. 



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