Who can apply?
The German Mobility Award (DMP) is geared toward anyone wishing to contribute their ideas and work toward viable mobility. The prerequisite is that the projects meet the Conditions for Participation. Participation in the DMP is free of charge.
With which projects can I apply?
In the DMP 2022, projects are awarded in nine prize categories. An audience prize is also awarded. You can find additional information in the Conditions for Participation.
May I apply with a project with which I applied for the DMP in previous years?
Yes, unless the project has already won a DMP.
May I apply with more than one project?
The number of applications per applicant is unlimited.
May I apply with a project that is also being funded through the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) or other ministries?
You can apply with a project that is also being funded through the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) or other ministries.
May I apply with a project if I’m not a German citizen?
The only prerequisite for applying is that you work with your project in Germany (except in the DMP International category, in which projects can also be awarded that are focussed outside Germany or submitted by applicants residing outside Germany).
What is the time period for submitting an application?
Applications can be submitted beginning on 15 June 2022. The cut-off date is 31 August 2022, 11:59 p.m. CET.
How do I apply?
Can an application be changed after it has already been completely submitted?
Once the application has been submitted, it is generally no longer possible to edit the application form. However, if you still want to make a change, please contact us via Help Request.
Can I get help filling out the form?
You can get help with all questions concerning the application during four application coachings. You can find all deadlines and additional information here.
Who can nominate people or projects for the DMP?
As a general principle, anyone can nominate people or projects. Other regulations apply in exceptional cases. These can be read in the Conditions of Participation.
How can I nominate a person or project?
To nominate a person or project, you must fill out the Application form for nominations between 15 June 2022 and 15 August 2022.
What happens if I nominate a person or project but they reject the nomination?
If a nominated person or project rejects the nomination, the project or person will automatically cease being part of the application process.
How are the winners selected?
After the cut-off date on 31 August 2022, the group of experts uses an evaluation matrix from all applications and nominations to create a longlist consisting of 40 entries. The longlist is published on 15 September 2022 on the DMP website. Afterward, the audience is called on to vote online. At the same time, two jury members evaluate the projects. The audience and jury evaluations are included in the shortlist in a 30:70 ratio.
The jury discusses the shortlist and votes on it using a secret ballot during the jury meeting on 26 October 2022. Every project on the shortlist receives transparent feedback from the jury.
On 27 October 2022, the prizewinners of DMP 2022 will be announced as part of a festive award ceremony.
Who makes up the jury?
The jury consists of eight experts from the areas of digitisation and mobility in politics, business, science, and civil society. One additional jury member is an expert from a different field. One citizen and one DMP alumnus are also represented in the jury. You can apply for that seat here.
What do I do if I’m dissatisfied with a project?
If you believe a project breaches our Conditions of Participation or netiquette, please email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How, when, and where does the audience voting take place?
The audience voting takes place online here. To be able to vote, you must register on our website with your email address. Voting is possible from 15 September 2022 up to and including 10 October 2022.
How and when will be prizewinners be announced?
The prizewinners will be announced on 27 October in Berlin. The event will be broadcast live.
How can I vote for the DMP categories and for the audience prize?
Voting takes place online. Please register and confirm the Conditions of Participation.
I’ve submitted or nominated a project but haven’t received a confirmation email. What can I do?
What are the goals of the German Mobility Award?
The German Mobility Award aims to bridge technological and social innovation and people’s day-to-day experiences. This allows the ideas of citizens to be used to develop mobility. The most important goal of the DMP is therefore to network the participants with each other and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
What can I win?
The German Mobility Award carries no prize money. Therefore, all the projects on the long- and shortlists receive a great deal of public attention and the opportunity to advertise themselves with one of the most important distinctions in the area of digital mobility. There are also numerous occasions and opportunities for networking and transparent jury feedback for all projects on the shortlist.
Who is behind the DMP?
In 2022, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) commissioned the iRights.Lab and the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. to plan, implement, and support the German Mobility Award.
Is there an overview of the DMP projects of previous years?
How can I get in contact with the alumni projects?
You can exchange information with the alumni projects through the DMP Community or at our events. If you have questions about the competitions of previous years, you can contact us here.