Professional photographers are invited to enter the first “German Peace Prize for Photography”, a special category in Felix Schoeller Photo Award competition.

Developed as a collaboration of the City of Peace Osnabrück, its Museum Quarter and the locally based Felix Schoeller Group, the prize will honour photographers who make the concept of peace visible and tangible in their work. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros. This work and the work of other nominees will be on view to the general public from October 20, 2019, in a special, separate exhibition in Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter.

The “German Peace Prize for Photography” addresses professional photographers from around the world. The concept of peace may, however, be very broadly interpreted. It may, for example, express peace between peoples, peaceful coexistence in a nation or a family, or the inner peace of individuals. What matters, is that peace is given a face.

An independent jury of six has been assembled for judging the entries to the “German Peace Prize for Photography” category and will determine a shortlist, a list of nominees and the winner of the prize. The chairman of the jury will be Michael Dannenmann, the internationally acclaimed portrait photographer from Düsseldorf. After the final deadline for entries, the jury will meet to judge only the photographs and the concepts. As they will not know either the names or the origins of the entrants, their impartiality will be guaranteed. The formal award ceremony will take place together with the presentation of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award in Osnabrück.

Entries for the “German Peace Prize for Photography” category may be uploaded to the websites or from January to May 2019. The jury will judge the entries between July and August 2019. The formal award ceremony will take place in the Museum Quarter in Osnabrück on October 19, 2019.