Non-fiction and science fiction writer Risto Isomäki received lifetime award for highly significant, long-term public information work as an advocate for the future of the land, sea and climate, also using forms of artistic expression.
Managing editor and head of research communications Anna-Kaisa Hiltunen for her work, Euroopan porteilla – turvapaikkapolitiikan vaikeat vaiheet (At the gates of Europe – the difficult phases of asylum policy).
The roots of the State Award for Public Information stretch back to 1865, when the Senate decided to grant Finland’s first state awards. At the initiative of Senator J. V. Snellman, the decision was taken to grant three literary awards: non-fiction,
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