You can find out how to win the competition and what you can win here.


Who can apply?

All Startups that offer an innovative process, service or product solution from the following areas can take part:

  • Image recording: Photo & Video Hardware incl. Wearables
  • Image editing: Photo & Video Software
  • Image output: Print & Display
  • AI-Software for Image Analysis
  • Optics and Sensors for Industrial Image Processing
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

Furthermore, you should not have founded your company more than 5 years ago and your turnover should not exceed € 5 million / fiscal year.

All details and modalities can be found in the participation requirements.

How will we find our winner?

From now until September 2nd 2019, you can register using our application form.

In the next step, our jury will select 8 finalists out of all entries. We will contact them by September 15th and invite them to the Berlin Photo Week 2019.

The jury will be made up of renowned representatives from the imaging and media industry and we will publish the names as soon as possible.

On October 11th, the winners of the first round will be given the opportunity to present their solutions to our jury as well as to interested visitors at the Berlin Photo Week in a unique setting, the Kraftwerk Berlin.

You should plan 5 minutes for the presentation and use a pitch deck template. Some sample files can be downloaded free of charge from numerous portals. Afterwards, the jury members will ask you questions about your idea or its implementation for a maximum of 5 minutes.

The degree of your idea’s innovation, the market and growth opportunities as well as your implementation will be evaluated.

You can give your presentation in German or English.

In the evening, the award ceremony will take place as part of a dinner.

Why should you participate?

Of course, the winners of the first 3 places will receive attractive prizes. Also all other finalists can profit from the high media attention as well as the opportunity to make valuable contacts.

First place will be endowed with € 2,500.