The concept of kindergarten has triumphantly spread from Thuringia right around the world. In numerous lands, the German word “Kindergarten” has been accepted into general language use.
With your photos, help us to bring Fröbel’s work and his legacy back into the public, political and educational spotlight.
View your home, place of work, and above all, your holiday destinations with a new eye, and participate in our photography competition. Capture Fröbel’s legacy in Germany and the world, and share your photographs with us.
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:
Please feel free to share the competition with friends, family, colleagues and other interested parties.