Internationales PuppenFestival Neustadt b. Coburg and Sonneberg 2021


All implementation options are being verified in the context of the Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award for Contemporary Doll Art. However, for this year, it has been determined that no international MOA art awarding is taking place. The Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award 2021 is discussed to be hosted either throughout Europe, or if even necessary, as a matter of fact only in Germany. The final decision will be officialised end of March.

Stay healthy! 

With kind regards

Dr. Heiko Voigt


Frank Rebhan
Lord Mayor
Neustadt b. Coburg



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for Contemporary Doll Art

In the course of the annual Doll Festival, the town of Neustadt bei Coburg presents its "Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award" for Contemporary Doll Art.

On the basis of this event, the town of Neustadt established their collection of contemporary doll art by systematically buying pieces from among the submitted works each year.

With this competition and mindful of their tradition as the Bavarian Doll Town, the town of Neustadt is seeking to continue and consistently promote contemporary doll art.

The art award is regarded as one of the most important international accolades of its kind, and is even referred to as the "Oscar for the doll makers".

It is considered to be the only non-commercial art award in the world.

Collection of contemporary art dolls of city Neustadt bei Coburg

Collection of contemporary doll art belonging to the town of Neustadt bei Coburg

Museum of the German Toy Industry

Museum der Deutschen Spielzeugindustrie (Museum of the German Toy Industry)

Museum of the German Toy Industry
Museum of the German Toy Industry
Museum of the German Toy Industry

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Neustadt bei Coburg

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