IQ Award

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The IQ Award is a prize donated by the high-IQ association Mensa to honor people and organisations who have done remarkable contributions to public welfare by an intelligent idea, scientific research about human intelligence or the positive image of intelligence in the public.[1] Candidates can be nominated by Mensa members and former award winner. After being checked by an internal commission, all Mensa members can vote for which nominee to win the award.


The German IQ Award is held annually since 2004. The winners are:

Since 2011 the award is issued in the two categories "Wissenschaft/Innovation" (Science/Innovation) and "Kultur/Medien" (Culture/Media):


  1. ^ "Was ist der Deutsche IQ-Preis? (What is the German IQ Award?)". Mensa in Deutschland e.V. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Werdermann, Felix (21 January 2015). "Kein IQ-Preis für Edward Snowden (No IQ Award for Edward Snowden)". der Freitag. Retrieved 22 January 2015.