Competition The competition is aimed specifically at young artisans who have completed their professional training and are beginning their careers. The competition is international and covers all areas of applied arts. Artisans who have not yet reached the age of 35 may participate.
Criteria The prize is awarded to works that show unique artistic creation based on fine craftsmanship.
Founded in 1851, the Bavarian Crafts Council (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein or BKV) looks back on 170 years of history. Today, it is a professional association for the promotion of contemporary crafts with around 450 members. Located in the centre of Munich, BKV maintains a forum for ARTS + CRAFTS, which consists of the gallery and a spacious shop with a wide range of contemporary works of art. The Bavarian Crafts Council also participates in a number of trade fairs.
One of the main objectives of the BKV is to promote the younger generation of artists, i.e. to financially support the professional and artistic development of young artisans through publications and by means of expert assistance. The BKV-Prize was therefore created in 2006 and is awarded once a year.