Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017: Submission deadline is 31st May 2017

Osnabrueck, 9th May 2017

The submission deadline for the third international Felix Schoeller Photo Award is closing on the 31st of May 2017. At the end of May, after five months of submissions, one of the most prestigious photo contests for professional photographers in the German-speaking world, with 25,000 € total prize money up for grabs, is moving into the judging stage. Already at the half-way point in the middle of March, there was shaping up to be a record level of participation.  The jury will probably have to judge twice the amount of works from over 80 countries. Even during the third call for submissions, numerous winners of other renowned international awards once again submitted their works to the contest run by the Osnabrück-based photo paper manufacturer, steeped in tradition.

An important contest for emerging talent.

The Award for Emerging Talent is an essential part of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award. Students of photography and training photographers from all over the world have the chance to be recognised in the professional sphere through their submission in various ways. One of these ways is through the almost three-month long exhibition in the cultural history museum in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, showcasing the nominees and winners works. Another is through the portrayal of the event in the international media, including the prestigious British Journal of Photography, with over one million readers in print and online. The prize winners of the Award for Emerging Talent can look forward to a cheque to the amount of 5,000 EUR, that will be written up by camera manufacturer Olympus.

The submission deadline: 31.05.2017, 00:00 o’clock.

As usual, the organiser will not grant any extensions to the submission deadline. Due to past experiences and an enormously increased number of registrations, it is recommended, if possible, not to upload the works to be submitted in the final hours of the 31st of May. Submitting early makes the process of turning in considerably easier.

Submissions exclusively online here www.felix-schoeller-photoaward.com 

Caption: Who will be the next winners? The 2015 edtion's winners were (left to right): Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad, Sandra Hoyn, Christian Werner, Karolin Klüppel, Thomas Friedrich Schäfer, Sebastian Mölleken

Announcement of the Shortlist: Beginning of August 2017

Publication of the Nominees: First week of September 2017

Award Ceremony: 14th October 2017

Official Exhibition Opening: 15th October 2017

Further information is available at www.felix-schoeller-photoaward.com 

About the Felix Schoeller Group:

Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,322 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 337,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2016 and posted a total turnover of appr. 757 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.

In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany – in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in a joint venture in the Russian Federation. It has nine representative offices , i.e. in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Prague.

The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013 the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympic team.


About Olympus Deutschland:

With approximately 500 employees, Olympus Deutschland GmbH is the group’s largest European distribution organization. The Hamburg-based subsidiary, of Olympus Europa SE & CO. KG is responsible for distributing the entire product range of the optical and digital specialist parent company, including Consumer Products (cameras and accessories, binoculars, audio recorder and professional voice recording systems), Medical Systems (endoscopes, video and imaging systems, electronic surgical devices, integrated endoscopy and surgical solutions, and endotherapy instruments) and Scientific Solutions (microscope systems for materials science, industrial endoscopes such as X-ray analysis devices and non-destructive testingsystems).

As the world’s leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus develops and markets innovative medical technology, digital cameras and solutions for science and industry. Its award-winning products are essential to the diagnosis, prevention and healing of diseases, support research and development and capture the diversity of life with all its different facets. In the hands of Olympus’s customers, the company’s high-tech products make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


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About Us

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is one of the richest photography competitions in the German-speaking world. It honours work that demonstrates a love of photography and the highest standards of image quality. As a manufacturer of specialty papers for the largest possible prints, we are seeking to honour and support photographers who share our passion for uncompromisingly good photos. The Felix Schoeller Photo Award will be awarded every two years. Anyone who loves, and is professionally involved with, photography or contemporary photographic design is warmly invited to take part in this competition: national and international professional photographers, photographic designers and photographic artists, and emerging photographic talent, i.e. photographers enrolled on a degree course, a professional training or internship. The only thing that counts is the photograph. Our aims are to offer all entrants the opportunity to present their work to an international audience and give awards to promote outstanding work. We would also like to discover promising new talent, and have set up a separate Emerging Photographer Award to support young people’s progress towards a career in photography.