Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1965 award ceremony for the Kriegsblindenpreis

The Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden (War Blinded Audio Play Prize), also known as the Kriegsblindenpreis (War Blinded Prize) is the most important literary prize granted to playwrights of audio plays written in the German language. The award was established in 1950 by the Bund der Kriegsblinden Deutschlands e.V. (BKD), a German organization for soldiers and civilians blinded during war, whether from working with munitions or explosives or from a bomb attack or while in flight from an attack.


Der Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden is awarded every year "for an original audio play, conceived and produced by a German language broadcaster, that realizes and expands the possibilities of the art form in an outstanding manner. This original audio play must have its initial broadcast in the previous year."[1] Broadcasters and jury members are allowed to submit entries. The prize is given out in the Bundesrat in Berlin and at Hotel Petersberg in alternating years. The prize consists of a small sculpture, newly designed each year by a war-blinded artist. Traditionally, the winning play is later broadcast on all participating radio stations.

Jury composition[edit]

The jury is composed of seven war blinded (since 2007, other blinded individuals are also included), seven critics, and five other jurors from the Film and Media Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1994, the Bund der Kriegsblinden and the Foundation have worked together to disseminate the award.[2]

Award winners[edit]

The year listed below is the year the award was granted; the plays were generally produced and originally broadcast during the previous year.[3]



  1. ^ Statut und Vergabepraxis Bund der Kriegsblinden Deutschlands e.V. Retrieved February 9, 2012 (German)
  2. ^ SWR2: Hörspiel (February 2011), p. 4
  3. ^ List of prize winners Bund der Kriegsblinden Deutschlands e.V. Retrieved February 9, 2012 (German)

External links[edit]