The Werner Coblenz Prize is bestowed on persons who have won exceptional merits in archaeological research and the attractive museum presentations of the archaeology of Saxony, Lower Silesia (vojvodeship Dolnoslaskie) and Bohemia (in the regions Karlovarský kraj, Kràlovèhradecký kraj, Liberecký kraj, Pardubický kraj, Plzensky kraj, Ùstecký kraj and Strédoceský kraj).

The prize is awarded independently of the nationality of the applicant.
The scope of the prize includes

  • Distinguished scholarly/scientific performances (i.e.doctoral or diploma dissertations, or if applicable habilitation [state doctorate] treatises etc)
  • Distinguished i.e.exceptionally well founded and brilliantly visualized museums presentations (i.e.permanent as well as temporary exhibitions).
  • The prize may also be granted to open air presentations which set new standards in their content as well as conception,for instance hiking trails,bicycle routes and particularly attractive descriptions of field monuments.