Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017

Cash prize of 10,000 euros.

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honors work that demonstrates a love of photography, combined with the most demanding quality standards for images. Prizes are awarded every two years and are open to German and international entrants: in 2015, we received submissions from 65 countries. A five-member jury, led by the internationally renowned, Düsseldorf-based portrait photographer, Michael Dannenmann, freely and independently deliberates on award winners in the categories of portraits, landscapes and nature, architecture and industry, photojournalism and editorial, and free/conceptual photography.

Anyone who loves, and is professionally involved with, photography or contemporary photographic design is warmly invited to take part in this competition: professional photographers, photographic designers and photographic artists, and emerging photographic talent. 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.


Each category attracts a prize of €2,000 for the winner: the overall winner enjoys a further prize of €10,000. The winner of the Emerging Photographer Award enjoys a prize worth €5,000 in cash or goods, and in 2017, this prize will be donated by Olympus Deutschland GmbH. After the Award, the winners and nominees will be exhibited for several weeks at Osnabruck’s Museum of Cultural History.


Open to all photographers worldwide.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By entering the competition, entrants certify that they are the sole authors of the entries submitted for the competition, that they are free to do as they wish with the work and the rights to use it, and that the entries are not subject to the rights of third parties.