Last chance for fashion photographers

Deadline for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 is 31 May

Professional photographers can only submit their work for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award until 31 May. For the first time this year, the category of fashion photography will be included. Fashion photography plays a vital role in global photography. In interaction with fashion designers, it repeatedly sets strong visual impulses. It covers the entire spectrum of fashion in all its facets of representation, including accessories.

The winners of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 left to right Mario Brand Saskia Boelsums Matt Hulse Alain Schroeder Hosam Katan Guilherme Bergamini Rodrigo Illescas

Who will be the next winners? The 2017 edtion's winners were (left to right): Mario Brand, Saskia Boelsums, Matt Hulse, Alain Schroeder, Hosam Katan, Guilherme Bergamini, Rodrigo Illescas

Good reasons for fashion photographers

Professional fashion photographers who submit their work benefit from the numerous advantages of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award:

  • Photo rights are strictly observed. Copyright mention on every press mailing, on every publication.
  • The jury works freely and independently.
  • The jury knows neither the names of the submitters nor the origin of the work during the judging.
  • The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is exclusively for professionals.
  • Shortlist, winners, and nominees will be published on the website.
  • Winners and nominees will be presented to the public in a high-quality exhibition over several weeks in a museum in Osnabrück.
  • Worldwide perception: Information on the winners and nominees will be sent to the international photo trade press and fashion magazines via press releases.
  • Winning works are prominently presented and advertised on the Facebook page.
  • Top-class environment: The entrants come from over 100 countries and are often prize winners in international or national competitions.
  • Winning awards: The awards ceremony takes place in a high-quality environment and with a select audience.
  • The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is one of the competitions with the highest prize money in German-speaking countries.
  • Submission is free of charge.

No extension of the submission deadline!

As usual, the organizer will not grant an extension of the submission deadline. Based on previous experience and the enormous increase in registrations, it is recommended not to upload the submissions online in the last hours of 31 May. Early submission will considerably facilitate the process for participants. Submissions should only be made online at

Other important dates:

Announcement of the shortlist: 03.09.2019

Publication of nominees: 09.09.2019

Award ceremony: 19.10.2019

Official exhibition opening: 20.10.2019

Profile of the Felix Schoeller Group, Osnabrück 

Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,315 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 323,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2017 and posted a total turnover of 747 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 joint ventures in the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. It has representative offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Melbourne, Moscow, and Prague.  

The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide.  

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Amtsgericht Osnabrück HRB 201542 | Ust.-IdNr. DE257274254
Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter Hans-Joachim Graef


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.