Frequently Asked Questions
We receive lots of questions from photographers interested in the Felix Schoeller Photo Award and the German Peace Prize for Photography. Here you’ll find the answers to many frequently asked questions. For detailed information, please see our Terms and Conditions of Entry.
1. When can I submit work for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award?
The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is held every two years. The next submission period begins on September 15, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2023. You can find the upload tool here.
2. How are the Felix Schoeller Photo Award and the German Peace Prize for Photography related?
The German Peace Prize for Photography is a joint initiative by the Friedensstadt Osnabrück (City of Peace) and the Felix Schoeller Group, which is based in Osnabrück. The German Peace Prize for Photography is an award category in the Felix Schoeller Photo Award.
3. What are the categories for the 2023 Felix Schoeller Photo Award?
• Best Work by an Emerging Photographer
• German Peace Prize for Photography
4. Who is eligible to participate in the competition?
Only professional photographers and filmmakers are eligible for the categories Portrait, Photojournalism and German Peace Prize for Photography. Category Best Work by an Emerging Photographer is designed for photography or film students (or art or design students with a focus on photography). In addition, those in training to become photographers and assistants to professional photographers are also eligible for entry. (You can find more details in the (Details finden Sie in den Terms and Conditions of Entry.)
5. Who evaluates the pieces submitted and how does the jury work?
Two independent juries of experts will select the winners from the entries submitted. The juries combine expertise from the world of photography, photojournalism, museums/galleries, contemporary art and academia. Jury 01 will judge the categories Portrait, Photojournalism, Sustainability and Best Work by an Emerging Photographer. The German Peace Prize for Photography has its own jury. This jury consists of the jury members from jury 01. In addition, the Friedensstadt Osnabrück (City of Peace) will nominate one further juror from the area of peace studies.
Only the written concepts and submitted photographs will be presented to the two juries. The names and origins of those submitting pieces are not revealed to the juries. The juries work on a fully independent basis. The Felix Schoeller Group will not be represented on the juries.
6. What prizes are awarded?
Any piece submitted must consist of a written concept in English (max. 1,000 characters) and a series of at least three but not more than five photographs. Terms and Conditions of Entry
This series of photos will be uploaded online using our upload tool, which will be made available during the submission period from September 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023. We are unable to accept print submissions. You can find the upload tool here.
7. How many pieces can I submit?
Each participant may submit one series per category. We are unable to accept multiple series of photographs in one category.
8. What’s the timeline?
8.1 Submission period: September 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023
8.2 Online adjudication and shortlist compilation: January 20, 2023 to February 26, 2023
8.3 Publication of shortlist on the award website March 6, 2023
8.4 Jury meetings, selection of nominees and winners March 17, 2023
8.5 Publication of the shortlist and nominees on the award website March 16, 2023 / March 17, 2023
8.6 Awards ceremony on May 4, 2023
8.7 Exhibition inauguration in Osnabrück May 4, 2023
8.8 Winners & Nominees exhibition in the City of Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter: until August 6, 2023