Higher prize money, new rhythm: district awards culture prize

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg has changed its guidelines for awarding prizes to honor special commitment in the areas of monument protection, culture, nature and social affairs, informs District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst. "We wanted to emphasize the special nature of the award more strongly and have therefore doubled the prize money" - from previously 2,500 euros to 5,000 euros for the main prizes and from 500 euros to 1,000 euros for the youth prizes, which are awarded in the categories of culture and nature. The adjustment of the award rhythm is also aimed at increasing the value of the awards: In each category, deserving committed people could now become award winners only every four years, and thus less frequently than previously every second year.

"We want to start in 2023 with the culture prize as well as the youth culture prize and I would be pleased if we received numerous proposals from the entire district area," the district administrator continued. Individuals, groups of people, clubs and associations are called upon to nominate suitable candidates by May 31 of this year. Also self applications are possible.

Nominations may be made by persons or groups of persons who are exceptionally committed to cultural activities in the district or with a direct connection to the district. The nomination should be accompanied by documents expressing the special, exemplary commitment to be honored, e.g. photos, offprints or press reports.

Proposals for potential award winners are accepted at Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Fachdienst 2.3, Attn: Ms. Frömel, Südring 2, 34497 Korbach or by e-mail at petra.froemel@lkwafkb.de. At this e-mail address or by telephone at 05631 954-337, a list of previous award winners can also be requested and inquiries about the cultural award will be answered.


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