Available from 1.7.2022: Application form for submission.
2023 marks the tenth time that Klosterneuburg Abbey will offer the St. Leopold Peace Prize for humanitarian commitment in art.
The prize, which was named after the abbey’s founder Leopold, honours works of art that deal critically with humanitarian and socio-political topics. The St. Leopold Peace Prize is awarded for works of visual art in the fields of painting, graphic art, photography and sculpture which – in addition to their level of artistry – show humanitarian commitment and implement the chosen theme.
For 2023, Prelate Maximilian Fürnsinn has chosen the following theme:
„Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ“. (Galatians 6:2)
Artists of any nationality, political and religious belief, as well as groups consisting of several artists are eligible to apply.
The prize is endowed with EUR 12,000. The St. Leopold Peace Prize 2023 will be awarded in spring, as the works of the final selection will, if possible, be showcased in the annual exhibition 2023.
Application form, award winners, jury
Submissions for the Art Award 2023 can only be made from
1 July to 30 September 2022.
Please note: An entry fee of EUR 30,- per artwork must be paid. Without payment of the entry fee by the deadline of 30 September, the submitted works will not be admitted to the jury sessions.
The St. Leopold Peace Prize 2023 will be awarded in spring, as the works of the final selection will, if possible, be showcased in the annual exhibition 2023.
Applications must be submitted digitally using the application form available on this page (see “Application form” above – available from 1 July 2022 on).
We require 1-2 photos of good quality, information on material and dimensions, and a short accompanying text explaining the artwork. Participation is only possible by correctly filling in the name and contact fields and uploading the document(s) in jpg-format (max. 2 MB) by 30 September 2022 midnight at the latest. After this, the upload will no longer be possible. Once you have successfully completed and submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that we have received your submission.
The entry fee is to be transferred to the following account:
AT46 3236 7000 0003 6996
Payment reference: Friedenspreis 2023
From the submitted works, a jury of experts will select a maximum of 30 works deemed prize-worthy by the beginning of November 2022. These works are then nominated by the jury and must be submitted in their original form by February 2023. At a second meeting at the end of February 2023, the jury will decide on the prize winner(s) and the possible awarding of honorary prizes.
Stiftsplatz 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg