Current competition

Material Prize 2024

The best materials are wanted

Companies and creative minds from materials production and development can apply for the Material Prize 2024. The best materials and latest developments are once again being sought.

Send positive signals

Participation in the Material Prize demonstrates your innovative strength and sends out positive signals, offers attractive opportunities through greater visibility and brings immediate benefits - for all participants and above all for the award winners:

Material database 
+ All submissions are listed in the material database of raumprobe with their own data sheet

+ The companies are exhibited with their award-winning materials in the Materials Exhibition for one year.

Events and further training
+ Presentation in specialist lectures and further training courses by and with raumprobe | Material Bank 

Trade fair presence at BAU 2025
+ raumprobe | Material Bank presents the award winners as part of a special show at the world's leading trade fair

Your submission

You can participate with your material in just 3 steps:

1. application via online form 
2. send 2 DIN A4 material samples
3. data sheet is created and published by raumprobe

Apply now!


These categories are available for your application:

> Best Sample
> Design & Individualization
> Innovation & Novelty
> Classics & Tradition
> Collection & Cooperation
> Ecology & Climate Protection
> Outdoor & Facade
> Study & Vision
> Process & Detail
> Circularity & Reuse

Early bird discount participation fee late bloomer

Dates & fees

01.07.2024 - Start of the submission phase
30.07.2024 - End of the early bird conditions
01.08.2024 - Start of the public voting phase
01.09.2024 - Start of the late-booker conditions
30.09.2024 - End of the submission phase
31.10.2024 - End of the public voting phase
16.01.2025 - Award ceremony at BAU 2025

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Once again, a great deal of expertise and curiosity unites the jury with its various professions.

» Jury 2024

Apply now!
» Submission form

Public voting

Until 31.10.2024, the public can vote for the awards in the public voting category. 

Your contact

Jörg Schmitt
+49 (0)711.860 585-11

All submissions from previous years
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About the competition

Sponsor & Background

Material wins!

The renowned Material Prize is an award for new material developments and innovative building materials and their use in built projects. Every year, the most innovative material manufacturing companies as well as the best planners and creative minds are sought. The Material Prize thus focuses on the entire process chain - from development to application. The prize winners are united by their extraordinary material expertise.

Origin and development

The Material Prize was first launched in 2013 as a competition for new materials. Following the rapid success and pioneering prize winners on the manufacturer and developer side, the focus was expanded in 2015 to include planners and their built projects, who can now also apply for the coveted award.

Intention of the Material Prize

The Material Prize focuses on material quality and innovation and offers a special stage for this. With their submissions, the participants show who is driving the industry forward the most. The jury then asks itself which innovations and solutions promise the greatest impact. With the vote, the best of the best become the winners.

Dual construction and material culture

The Material Prize is one of the few awards for materials in the construction industry and their application. It honors the processes in the material cycle that are mutually dependent and equally essential for the existence and progress of the industry - production and creation. The dual focus allows the unique format to cover the entire spectrum of material innovation and to grant both target groups their own award.

The high quality and innovative strength has made the Material Prize a seal of approval from the very beginning. The submissions and - above all - the awards and recognitions are perceived extremely positively in the professional world. The awards in recent years include ground-breaking processes, innovative designs and proven classics in the construction industry, as well as outstanding buildings and visionary use of materials. Previous winners include world-famous corporations and start-up companies as well as renowned offices and creative newcomers who clearly stand out from the crowd.


The Material Prize is a competition that deliberately focuses on the DACH countries. However, as good material culture knows no borders, we have already received submissions from over 20 nations. The Material Prize thus underlines its boundless appeal.


Contact us

If you have any questions, are interested in cooperation, participation or sponsorship - we look forward to hearing from you. In person at the exhibition in Stuttgart or digitally with Jörg Schmitt.

Personal contact

Jörg Schmitt

Project Management Material Prize

+49 (0)711 860 585-11


Apply now!
» Submission form
» Current Award (german)
» Past competitions
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