Hans-Walter-Hennicke Lecture Competition

In remembrance of Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Hennicke, the DKG has been awarding the Hans-Walter Hennicke Lecture Competition Award since 1995. With this prize, we honor the best lectures of young ceramists and academics on the topics of their final theses.

Participation is open to all graduates whose Bachelor, Master, Diploma or comparable final examination (no promotion) in the field of raw materials/ceramics at a college, academy or university, date back not longer than one year. Participation at the D-A-CH Ceramic Session is free of charge (except: Welcome reception (Sunday, May 05, 2019) and further chargeable special bookings and/or program events).

Requirements for a participation in the contest:

  • Please register online under www.2019.dkg.de with:
    - your full name and contact details,
    - the topic of your lecture,
    - the name of the institution where you completed the thesis and
    - the date of the examination.
    If some of the information is missing, your application may not be considered.
  • Please hand in a short abstract in English with a max. of 1.500 characters (Titles, authors, addresses, etc, are not included in this limitation) and a max. of 6 authors. Please refrain from writing the lecture title in uppercase letters, and try to avoid the use of equations in the text. There will be no proofreading.
  • Only one candidate per institution can be accepted to participating in the competition. In case of multiple applications the head of your institution will have the final decision through an internal selection process.
  • It is possible that you will be asked in advance by the DKG office to submit your application to a jury for professional assessment. All candidates will be informed about their acceptance to the competition in due time via the email addresses in their user accounts.
  • Your short abstract, slides and presentation must be in English. The lecture has to be held exactly in 15 minutes, unless otherwise agreed by the Program Committee, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Keeping to the speaking time is an important assessment criterion!
  • The assessment criteria are: content, structure and visual presentation, imagery, presentation style, timekeeping and discussion. For each criterion, the jury awards 1 to 4 points, thus a presenter can reach a maximum of 24 points.
  • A laptop and a beamer will be available. If you need other media for your presentation, please contact the DKG office in advance (congress@dkg.de).
  • The award ceremony for Hans-Walter-Hennicke Lecture Competition will take place on May 07, 2019, starting at 07:00 pm, during the D-A-CH Conference Dinner.


The Hans-Walter Hennicke Lecture Competition is supported by
Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH



The sponsor of the contest offers the following financial awards for the three best lectures:

1st  prize: 1.500 EUR
2nd prize: 1.000 EUR
3rd  prize:     500 EUR