2006: Szpilman Award now Worldwide!
2006 starts with news: Everyone from all over the world can apply for the
Szpilman Award! 'I want that fucking trophy' is written in a blog. Another
press release recommends: 'Unser Lieblingspreis! Mitmachen!'. As last year
the annual meeting takes place in a private house on the countryside, this
near Mainz close to river Rhine. 358 participants keep the members of
jury really busy, so after three days it is in need of a second session
the best four and call the winner: It's Martin Flemming from Germany! One
month later follows a second new feature: Szpilman Award goes public. A one-
day-exhibition opens in Dusseldorf at Nüans gallery, presenting best of 2006.