187 works shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017

Selected from the series “Hood” © Peter Franck, Nominee Category Architecture/Industry, Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2015

The jury has reached a decision on which are the standout works from this year’s Felix Schoeller Photo Award and has selected the best 187 entries out of 2,377 submissions from 92 countries. This selected group of both established and prospective professional photographers represents international contemporary photography in an exceptional way across all five categories, including in the emerging talent category.


Felix Schoeller Photo Award reports record number of entries

©Christian Werner, Winner of the FSPA 2015, Category: Photojournalism/Editorial Photography

Photographers from 92 countries enter the contest.

The 2017 International Felix Schoeller Photo Award marks the third occasion on which the contest has been held, attracting a record number of entrants, with 2,377 submissions being uploaded prior to the deadline on 31 May. That is over a thousand more entries compared to the last edition of the contest.


Last call for entry: Submission deadline for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 is 31st May 2017

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

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. more

Felix Schoeller Photo Award is a powerful platform for award winners

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award has set its sights on promoting outstanding photography. The 2017 edition of the contest breaks new ground regarding the way the prize winners will be promoted. The extent to which artists benefit from the Award’s media relations work is demonstrated by our collaboration with the British Journal of Photography (BJP), which started this year. more

Off to a great start (again!)

Yet another amazing record: by 15 February, 260 professional photographers had already submitted their work. Last time round, barely 100 submissions had been received at this stage in the contest. Strikingly, Russia leads the table for the most submissions, with Iran in third place, with Ukraine and Kazakhstan among the top ten.more

Olympus announced as new sponsor of the Emerging Photographer Award in the 2017 Felix Schoeller Photo Award

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is pleased to welcome a new partner: Olympus Deutschland GmbH is the new sponsor for the Emerging Photographer Award in the next awards ceremony. The agreement was signed by both parties at the start of December 2016, with Olympus reiterating its commitment to its strategy of putting its target audience of professional photographers, more