Gerald Drißner has received several awards and prizes for his journalistic work. He has excellent contacts through scholarships, fellowships and networks.
Axel-Springer-Prize for Young Journalists in 2011 (category: weekly/monthly publications) His award-winning text ("Glücklich ist tot", lit.: "Happy is sad" - a word-play with the Arabic meaning of the main person's first name in the text) was about a young Egyptian who had been beaten to death by two policemen of the Mubarak regime. In the laudatory speech, it was said that Gerald Drißner foresaw what would move the whole world some time later. "You can't expect more ingenious foreshadowing from a journalist." More....
Columbus Award of the Association of German Travel Journalists (2006)
Meridian journalism award (2011)
Hansel-Mieth-Prize (2012): first prize for the story " Guantánamo" (with a team of Stern magazine)
Johann Gottfried Seume Literature Prize: special mention (2015)
Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award of the "International Association of Religion Journalists": Special Mention (2020). More..