ABOUT THE FELIX SCHOELLER PHOTO AWARD
A short Overview:
Welcome to the Felix Schoeller Photo Award – An international photography awards for professional photographers and young photographic talent. Felix Schoeller has been organizing and awarding the photography contest every two years since 2013. The tender for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023 will start on 15.09.2022. The photo contest entry is free. You can reach the upload tool here.
As part of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award the different photo contest categories are:
- Best Work by an Emerging Photographer
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|Portrait||Published in the Website Gallery||
|Best Work by an Emerging Photographer||Cash prize
In addition, Felix Schoeller has been awarding the German Peace Prize for Photography together with the City of Peace Osnabrück since 2019. This photo award honours works that make the topic of peace photographically visible.
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German Peace Prize for Photography
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Only professional photographers may submit entries in the categories "Portrait", "Photojournalism", " Sustainability" and the "German Peace Prize for Photography”. Only emerging photographers may submit entries to the special category “Best Work by an Emerging Photographer”. No liability is assumed for the accuracy of the information provided. The final terms and conditions of entry apply. These can be found here.
|Timing of the Award 2021|
|Submission period||Registration and upload option for concepts and submissions||9/15/2022-01/15/2023|
|Submission deadline||Last day for online submissions||01/15/2023|
|Online judging for compilation of the shortlist||The juries view all work entered and compile a shortlist for each category||01/20-02/26/2023|
|Publication of shortlist||The shortlist will be published on this website||03/06/2023|
|Final jury sessions||Discussion of shortlisted works, selection of five nominees per category, and the selection of the winners from the nominated works||03/16/2023 / 03/17/2023|
|Publication of nominees||Publication of the work of the nominees in the Winners’ Gallery on this website||03/24/2023|
|Awards ceremony||Award ceremony at the Museumsquartier Osnabrück||05/04/2023|
|Publication of award winners||Publication of the work of the award winners in the Winners’ Gallery, start of the press and online campaign||05/04/2023|
|Exhibition opening||Exhibition opening in Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter||05/04/2023|
|Exhibition||Exhibition in Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter||04.05.2023 - 06.08.2023|
The photo contest categories
The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honors work that demonstrates a love of photography and the highest standards of image quality. As a manufacturer of specialty papers for high-quality photographic reproductions, we would like to use the international photo award to honor and support photographers who share our passion for uncompromisingly good pictures.
Below you will find more information about the individual photography contest categories of the Felix Schoeller Photo Awards 2023:
In all competition categories, both artistic and conceptual forms of expression are permitted in the individual photographic positions. These are even desired, especially since the written concept is also submitted with the photographic work.
German Peace Prize For Photography
The “German Peace Prize for Photography” honors works that conceptually address the theme of 'peace' through the medium of photography.
Picture Credits: Part of the nominee series German Peace Prize for Photography 2019 "Peace is ..", Sameer Al-Doumy, France, sameeraldoumy.com.
A successful portrait is more than just a photograph of a person. It shows not only what the eyes see. It captures the essence of the person portrayed, arouses emotions in the viewer and tells the story behind the image.
Picture Credits: Part of the nominee series Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 in the category Portrait, "Beautiful Pictures of My Mother" by Vedad Divovic, Germany, divovic.com.
This category is waiting for works in which journalistically relevant stories are told or facts are documented in an unusual way using photographic means.
Picture Credits: Part of the nominee series Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 in the category Photo Journalism / Editorial, "War Notes" by Sameer Al-Doumy, France, sameeraldoumy.com.
In this category we award entries that deal with the sustainable development of our planet and our society.
Picture Credits: Part of the nominee series Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 in the category Photo Journalism / Editorial, “Lithium: The Driving Force of the 21st Century" by Matjaž Krivic, Slovenia, www.krivic.com.
Best Emerging Photographer
The “Emerging Photographer Award” honors up-and-coming young talents in the world of professional photography. This applies to photographers enrolled on degree courses, in professional training or internship who, in the opinion of the jury, particularly deserve to be promoted.
Picture Credits: Part of the winning series Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019, Best Emerging Photographer: "Lake Urmia" by Maximilian Mann, Germany, maximilian-mann.com.