ABOUT THE FELIX SCHOELLER PHOTO AWARD

A short Overview:

Categories Shortlisted
work will be
Nominated
entrants will also
Category Winners
will also receive
Category:
German Peace Prize for Photography
Published in the Website Gallery
  • Appear in the online campaign in social media
  • Appear with their nominated work in the high-quality ‘Winners and Nominees’ exhibition
  • Receive an invitation to the online awards ceremony. The nominees will be connected online and get informed live who the prizewinner is.“
  • Nominees for the Emerging Photographer Award also receive an exclusive online session with a jury member to discuss their work (portfolio review).“
Cash prize
EUR 10.000
Category:
Best Work by an Emerging Photographer
Cash prize
EUR 2.500

Only professional photographers may submit entries to 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 1/1-5/31/2021
Submission deadline Last day for online submissions 5/31/2021
Online judging for compilation of the longlist The juries view all work entered and compile a longlist for each category 6/7-7/18/2021
Online judging for compilation of the shortlist The juries view all work entered and compile a shortlist for each category 7/23-8/16/2021
Final jury sessions Discussion of shortlisted works, selection of five nominees per category, and the selection of the winners from the nominated works 8/26/2021
Publication of shortlist The shortlist will be published on this website 8/23/021
Publication of nominees Publication of the work of the nominees in the Winners’ Gallery on this website 8/30/2021
Awards ceremony Virtual award ceremony which will be online streamed. The nominees will be connected online and get informed live who the prizewinner is. 10/2/2021
Publication of award winners Publication of the work of the award winners in the Winners’ Gallery, start of the press and online campaign 10/3/2021
Exhibition opening Exhibition opening in Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter 10/3/2021

About the Felix Schoeller Photo Award

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honors works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality. As a manufacturer of special papers for high-quality photographic reproductions, the aim of our award is to honor and lend support to photographers who share our passion for uncompromisingly good photography. The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is presented every two years.

The 2021 competition comprises the following categories:

German Peace Prize For Photography

The German Peace Prize for Photography was first announced in 2019. The City of Osnabrück has positioned itself as the “Friedensstadt” (City of Peace) and awards honors including the prestigious Erich-Maria Remarque Peace Prize for outstanding artistic, scientific or journalistic works. The “German Peace Prize for Photography” was initiated and is awarded in a cooperation between the City of Osnabrück and the Felix Schoeller Group. It is a category within the context of the international Felix Schoeller Photo Award for professional photographers. The “German Peace Prize for Photography” honors works that conceptually interpret the topic of “Peace” by means of the medium of photography. Here, the term peace may be very broadly interpreted. For example, it may express peace between peoples, peaceful coexistence in a country or a family, or the inner peace of individuals. There are no limitations set with regard to the photographic genre. The photographs submitted could well be, for instance, journalistic works or portraits, landscapes, architecture, or freestyle/conceptual photography. The value of the cash prize is €10,000.

Felix Schoeller Photoaward

Credit: Part of the 2019 winning series „Like a Bird“, Johanna Maria Fritz, Germany

Best Work by an 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. The jury honors the best work in this special category with the Felix Schoeller Emerging Photographer Award. Works entered in this category are not subject to any thematic restrictions. The 2021 Emerging Photographer Award will be supported by CAPTURE X Fine Art Inkjet Paper.

Felix Schoeller Photoaward

Credit: Part of the 2019 winning series „Lake Urmia“, Maximilian Mann, Germany