Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a globally active family company. It develops, manufactures and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, self-adhesive applications, for packaging solutions and for the wood working and wallpaper industries. In addition to its mill in Osnabrück, the company also has sites at four further locations in Germany and in the USA and Canada. It is also represented in jointventures in the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China and in India. The company is also represented by offices in North and South America, Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe.

The Felix Schoeller Group stands for uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership – Best Performing Papers. Worldwide.

City of Osnabrück

The city of Osnabrück has supported the Felix Schoeller Photo Award right from the beginning. With the jointly initiated German Peace Prize for Photography, the commitment reaches a new dimension.

Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter

The Museumsquartier Osnabrück explores a central question of our time with the means of art: How do we want to, how can we live together in peace?


The 2021 Emerging Photographer Award will be supported by CAPTURE X Fine Art Inkjet Paper. CAPTURE X offers both professionals and amateur photographers the opportunity for intensive exchange with experts and within the community in addition to high-quality fine art papers. On the one hand, the consultation should enable the best printing results. On the other hand, the results of the exchange in terms of content flow into product enhancements, for example. The current CAPTURE X product range consists of cotton papers, matt artist papers and genuine photo papers. The works of the winners and nominees shown in the exhibition "Felix Schoeller Photo Award - Winners & Nominees 2021" will be printed on high-quality Fine Art papers from CAPTURE X.


PROFIFOTO is Germany’s leading publication for professional photographers and budding professionals. Month on month PROFIFOTO publishes breaking news about all the latest photo technology and professional photography in its magazine of over 100 pages. Both its lavish portfolios of high-calibre photographic work and itsexploration of creative, professional, cultural and technical aspects of photography are a firm part of its editorial policy.

PROFIFOTO is one of the co-founders of adf, Arbeitskreis Digitale Fotografie e.V., and a member of the Technical Image Press Association, TIPA, which presents the highly sought after TIPA Award each year for the world’s best photography and imaging products.


The German Photographic Association (DGPh) is an organisation primarily committed to promoting the cultural aspects of photography and related visual media. Its 1000-strong membership consists of highly respected personalities on the German and international photography scene, who share the common goal of promoting photography’s standing among the general public. The association also has a communications role, working to publicise ground-breaking photographic achievements. To this end, DGPh has founded numerous prizes and awards to honour institutions and individuals in the world of photography for work that is outstanding in terms of its visual or journalistic quality, its contribution to science, or its impact on society.