Setting a Sign for Peace

Peace is a dominant issue of our times. The struggle for peace is omnipresent. We, the people of the world, yearn for peace when discord rules our lives. Discord between nations or ethnic groups, discord in society, or within in our families. But, at the same time, every single one of us yearns for inner peace and harmony.

With the “German Peace Prize for Photography”, the initiators – the City of Peace Osnabrück and the Felix Schoeller Group, which has its headquarters in Osnabrück – wish to give the debate on peace room to develop at another level. The “German Peace Prize for Photography” honors works that conceptually interpret the topic of “Peace” by means of the medium of photography. Professional photographers around the world are invited to enter their portfolios depicting their interpretation of the various different aspects of peace and, by doing so, set a personal sign for peace in our times.

In the case of the “German Peace Prize for Photography”, peace is, however, a broadly interpretable concept. It may, for example, express peace between peoples, peaceful coexistence in a nation 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 “German Peace Prize for Photography” has now been integrated as a special category within the framework of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award competition.

Credit: Part of the series „Living with War“, Hosam Katan, Germany
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

An Overview of the Other Categories of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award

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
Felix Schoeller Photo Award
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.