The Felix Schoeller Photo Award and the German Peace Prize for Photography have been supported by joint partners from the very beginning. An overview of the partners for the photography award 2023 can be found on this page.



Felix Schoeller harnesses the power of paper. The specialty paper manufacturer enables customers and partners to deliver solutions that make life better for people and the planet. Founded in 1895, the family-owned company with 17 locations in ten countries offers proven paper solutions ranging from photographic and digital printing papers to decor papers for the furniture and wood-based panel industries, release liners for medical products and industrial applications, and sublimation papers for fashion, sportswear and home furnishings to flexible paper composites for packaging. In addition to proven paper solutions, Felix Schoeller enhances the use of paper in new applications and replaces limited resources with paper as a renewable raw material. True to its vision to make life better through paper, the company follows its central brand promise

City of Osnabrück

Initiator of the German Peace Prize for Photography

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. It is no coincidence that a new Peace Cultural Prize comes from Osnabrück. The initiators have created the German Peace Prize for Photography from the context of the city's special history. Osnabrück is a city of peace. The history of the Peace of Westphalia shows that peace is possible. It also shows, however, how much it must be struggled for. After all, it took five years of peace congress, 150 embassies from Europe and the Reich and countless negotiations before the Peace of Westphalia could end the 30-year war. The city of Osnabrück understands its special history as a mandate for peace policy commitment. This also applies to the cultural offerings that the city develops - beyond regional borders.

Osnabrück’s Museum Quarter

Initiator of the German Peace Prize for Photography

The four buildings in the Museumsquartier Osnabrück (Felix Nussbaum Haus, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum, Akzisehaus, Villa Schlikker) not only house the world's largest collection of works by the painter Felix Nussbaum, a selection of which is presented in Daniel Libeskind's impressive architecture: The art collection goes back to Ancient Antiquity. On display are important works by Albrecht Dürer, a comprehensive collection of cultural history, and changing exhibitions on positions in classical modernism and contemporary art. Using the means of art and in an examination of history, a central question of our time is explored here: How do we want and how can we live together in peace?


The 2023 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 2023" will be printed on high-quality Fine Art papers from CAPTURE X.

Photo Presse

Germany's most traditional photo magazine. Since 1945.
PHOTO PRESSE addresses photo professionals and new professionals every two months. It reports on all topics related to photography. From new trends, current culture highlights to meaningful test reports and clear tips, tricks and opinions for more success in the photo business. The magazine is already in its 77th year - and with its founding year in 1945, it is Germany's most traditional photography magazine.


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.


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.