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29 Jun 2012

Wanted: Up-And-Coming Photographers

Human Torpedo by Stefan Leitner, Award Winner in 2008

10,000 Euros for the Best New Sport Photographers


Application deadline: 31st of July Fair: september 13th – Sunday, 16th, 2012 Every day from 1pm to 9pm except Sunday, September 16th, 1pm to 7pm Fair location: MUMA Kraftwerk Berlin

Jörgen Golz

Bundesallee 88
12161 Berlin

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The Peter-C. Schlüschen Foundation's prestigious prize to be awarded at the BERLINER LISTE

The Peter-Christian Schlüschen Foundation's 8th annual sport photography competition is now open for applications. Young talents between 18 and 30 can apply with top sport photographs until August 31st. The main prize is the loan of professional camera equipment. For runners up, a total of 10,000 Euros will be up for grabs, making this the most prestigious competition for sport photography in Germany. With the focus on the hunt for fresh talent, professional training in photography is not a prerequisite for applicants.

The 20 best photos will be exhibited at Berlin's biggest art fair, the BERLINER LISTE (, from September 12th to 16th and the awards ceremony will take place during the fair. 'The Peter-Christian Schlüschen Foundation wants to discover, promote and support the progression of excellent young talents with this sport photography competition,' explains Jan Schlüschen, the foundation's president. 'With its focus on young art, the BERLINER LISTE is the ideal place to award the sponsorship prize for up-and-coming photography.'

The BERLINER LISTE, now in its ninth year, takes place between September 13th and 16th at the MUMA (formerly TRAFO) in Berlin's Mitte district. The industrial atmosphere is the ideal exhibition space for modern art. The spectrum of work on display ranges from contemporary painting, graphics and sculpture to video art and photography. Last year the fair attracted around 10,000 art collectors, gallery owners and private buyers from all over the world. The exhibition and accompanying events created a storm in the press and recognized Berlin as an exciting and lucrative art market.

'The exhibition of the sport photography competition's best photos once again belongs to the highlights of the BERLINER LISTE. Photography is one of the most important contemporary art disciplines and has always been guaranteed exposure at this fair which is dedicated to providing a stage for budding new artists and photographers,' emphasises Jörgen Golz, the fair's new director. 'We're looking forward to the sensational, moving pictures which will be exposed to the large international audience at the BERLINER LISTE.'

All information, conditions of entry and impressions of previous competitions can be found at

Photographers, artists and galleries can apply for exhibition space at the BERLINER LISTE by visiting Deadline for applications is July 31st, 2012.