The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded annually, and the prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium, a scholarship consisting of three parts: a challenge cup, 10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland), and a sum of money in cash.

SZPILMAN is currently raising the prize money, and the winner will receive the money that is raised by Sun 30 Sep 2007. The current score may be checked here. One award winner will be identified from the applicants, and the challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.

The 2007 jury will be Bernd Euler, Dirk Fleischmann, Martin Flemming (prize winner 2006), Leonard Kahlcke, Patrick Koch, Tina Kohlmann, Friederike Schönhuth and Tina Schott.


-Everyone can apply for the SZPILMAN AWARD.
-Both individuals and groups of persons are free to apply.
-The work must have been realized between Sun 1 Oct 2006 and Sun 30 Sep 2007.
-To apply, send in significant documentation with the accompanying application form (pdf) stating name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction.

Send in the application and documentation by email to:
SZPILMAN AWARD, Brunnenstrasse 10, 10119 Berlin, Deutschland

Applications by e-mail are NOT accepted.
Documentation can only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed in the application.

Closing date: Sun 30 Sep 2007 (postmark).


From 1 - 4 Nov 2007 all applications will be looked through and judged by the jury. They will select the best four and the winner. The winner will be informed on Sun 4 Nov 2007, and the best four in the following week.

In the following month SZPILMAN will organize a group exhibition for the selected participants (the location is not decided yet, probably in Germany). The rights remain with the author. SZPILMAN is planning a catalogue in which pictures of individual works will be printed after consultation with the participants.

The prize winner will be presented the challenge cup and the Jackpot Stipendium live at his/her place of residence at the end of November 2007.