Conditions of Entry



Since 2001 the Caspar David Friedrich Society has awarded the annual Caspar David Friedrich Prize. It is awarded for those works of art that examine current questions in the relationship between man, nature and art and which take Caspar David Friedrich’s work as their point of reference. The Prize is awarded to work in the field of the visual arts. Submissions may include pictures of every kind and in every medium. Group submissions will not be considered. The Prize is funded by the Caspar David Friedrich Society and carries a value of € 2,500. The award-winner’s work will also be the focus of an exhibition in Greifswald, and a series of postcards featuring his or her work will be published. 


Conditions of Entry

Entries are invited from art students from the places and institutions where Caspar David Friedrich studied or worked, namely, the University of Greifswald, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. If at all possible, entries should be submitted in the form of a portfolio (with individually removable sheets) or a printable PDF portfolio. Large files can be sent through a file transfer service (e.g. wetransfer.com). Applicants are required to add a detailed list (text file) of the submitted works including title, year, measures, techniques/material.
Also originals, catalogues and books may be submitted, although if these are larger than A4, they cannot be returned to the sender but must be collected in person. Competitors will be informed at once of the results of the jury’s deliberations. Unsuccessful entries will be returned to the individual participants.  


Application Documents 

Applicants are required to submit not only their competition entries, which should be no more than two years old, but also a signed application form, a certificate attesting that the applicant is a student, a short curriculum vitae and, if necessary, brief explanatory notes on the submitted work. Work that was submitted for the Caspar David Friedrich Prize in previous years may not be resubmitted. 


Date of Submission

Entries must be postmarked no later than 24 November 2021. For organizational reasons we ask that application documents are not submitted before 20 September 2021.
They should be sent to


Bewerbung Caspar-David-Friedrich-Preis 2022
Caspar-David-Friedrich-Gesellschaft e.V.
Lange Straße 57
D-17489 Greifswald 


Contact Details
Josephine Steinfurth, e-mail: preis@caspar-david-friedrich-gesellschaft.de


Exhibition / Postcards

The winner will be offered the opportunity to exhibit his or her work in the Caspar David Friedrich Gallery in Greifswald in 2022. Other work by the artist may also be exhibited during this time. A series of postcards depicting the winning entry will additionally be produced. 


Transport / Insurance

Transport costs are the responsibility of the prize-winner, although a grant towards such expenses may be available. Items are insured for the duration of the exhibition.



The jurors are members of the Caspar David Friedrich Society, teachers at the institutions in question and a representative of the City of Greifswald. The jury’s decision is final. No legal challenges will be entertained. In awarding the Prize, the organizers assume the right to dispose of the artist’s work for at least three months for the purposes of exhibiting it. They shall also have the right to reproduce the award-winning works and release them in the electronic media.