Fröbel in the world

Photography Competition

A happy game in kindergarten, a nature excursion with a teacher, group learning and creative afternoons – for many of us, these childhood memories are deeply rooted.

Friedrich Froebel is considered to be the founder of kindergarten. His ideas concerning childhood, education and upbringing, which revolutionized early childhood learning in his time, remain highly relevant today. His work is recognized worldwide and his influence on early childhood education has impacted many other disciplines, such as art and architecture. However, despite all this, awareness of Froebel and his importance in Germany appear to be dwindling. We want to change this!


An expert jury made up of Fröbel experts and keen photographers has been assembled to judge the pictures and name the winners. The jury includes representatives from the following institutions, associations and projects:

Friedrich Fröbel Museum, Bad Blankenburg
Fröbelverein Oberweißbach e.V.
Fotoprojekt photogenX, Hawaii
Gesellschaft für Fotografie e.V., Landesverband Thüringen


The Photography Competition is part of the Fröbel Decade. Until 2020, when the theme “Froebel’s Ideas in Germany and the World” is planned, the best photographs will be judged annually.
Photographs can be sent up until September 30, 2020!

How it works:

  • Send us a maximum of five of your best photographs on the theme “Froebel in the World” with our Picture-Upload-Tool.
  • Add the following details to your photograph:
    • Author name and email address
    • Photograph title
    • A brief description of where and why the photograph was taken
  • Don’t forget to agree to our competition terms and conditions.

Please feel free to share the competition with friends, family, colleagues and other interested parties.

Themenjahr 2020 - Fröbels Ideen in Deutschland und der Welt

zum 180. Jubiläum der Gründung des ersten Kindergartens

In diesem Jahr gehen wir auf die Suche nach Geschichten und Bildern rund um das Thema Kindergarten in Deutschland und der Welt und rufen alle Interessierten dazu auf sich uns darin anzuschließen!

Seid dabei und beteiligt euch am Internationalen TAG DES KINDERGARTENS!