German Reading Award 2020 for „Hamburg liest weiter“

We are honoured that „Hamburg Reads On“ („Hamburg liest weiter“) has been awarded the German Reading Award 2020 (Deutscher Lesepreis). Our initiative has taken second place in the category „outstanding community commitment to reading promotion“. We collect used magazines and direct them to where reading material is rather rare: to social and relief organisations in Hamburg. Stiftung Lesen and the Commerzbank Foundation award the German Reading Award 2020 to 16 individuals and institutions that have made a sustained commitment to the promotion of reading.

We are very thankful for this recognition and congratulate all prizewinners!

Much love goes out to our friends, partners and supporters, who work together with us against the throwaway mentality, for more togetherness and the promotion of reading, from A-Z: Avocadostore, Alsterdorf Assistenz, Caros Konditorei und Café, CoWorkBude14, Dentsu, Der Hafen hilft, Die Arche, Ferdinand Lutz, Fördern & Wohnen, Green Spark, Hamburger mit Herz, Hamburgische Brücke, IGLU (Palette), Impact Entrepreneurs, Jugendhilfe, Kafaya’s La Tarterie, Kirchengemeinde Winterhude-Uhlenhorst, KWB-Stiftung, Lehrermarktplatz, Lenzsiedlung, Malteser, N Klub, officepointONE (Situs), Riversports, Rooster Café, Salounge, tatkräftig, Teach First, Ulrike Krämer, Unilever, Villa Dulsberg (Basis & Woge), we love pr, Wir im Quartier, Wooligans, lots of schools in Hamburg with their teachers and many, many more!

Want to join or support us in making a difference? Please contact us!

German Reading Award (Deutscher Lesepreis)

The German Reading Award ( honors people and institutions that maintain and promote reading among children, young people and adults with innovative and successful initiatives and projects. It honors and supports outstanding projects in developing optimally and providing impulses for the promotion of reading.

Thereby the German Reading Award creates greater public awareness of the need to promote reading and recognizes the prizewinners as role models for more reading pleasure and competence in Germany.

The German Reading Award is under the patronage of the Minister of State for Culture and Media Prof. Monika Grütters.

Stiftung Lesen and the Commerzbank Foundation jointly initiate and organize the award annually in the current six categories:

a) outstanding individual commitment to reading promotion, b) outstanding community commitment to reading promotion, c) outstanding language and reading promotion in daycare centers, d) outstanding reading promotion in schools, e) outstanding reading promotion with digital media, f) special prize of the Commerzbank Foundation for celebrities’ commitment.

* More information on „Hamburg reads on“ (English)
* Official press release on the German Reading Award 2020 (German only).

German Reading Award 2020 for „Hamburg liest weiter“. From left to right: deputy chairwoman Simone Baur, founder & managing director Beate Stattkus-Fortange, 3. chairman André Fortange. Copyright BRAINS & GUTS e.V.