Luise Schröder, 31 years old, is awarded with the Max Pechstein Advancement Award (Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis) of the city of Zwickau. This decision was taken by the jury at its meeting. The scholarship is awarded to Arne Schmitt, 28 years old, from Cologne. The award ceremony took place on Saturday, 14 September 2013. Both artists as well as the other three nominees present their artwork in a temporary exhibition in the Kunstsammlungen Zwickau Max-Pechstein-Museum between 15 September and 10 November 2013.