The Berblinger Prize
Since 1988, the town of Ulm has been awarding the Berblinger Prize as a tribute to the work of Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger, the “Tailor of Ulm”, and his attempt to fly across the Danube in 1811. This prize is awarded for special efforts, developments and innovative ideas in the construction of aircraft in the field of general aviation, whereby the focus of interest is on safety, environmental sustainability, aerodynamics, construction design and economy.
The Berblinger prize is one of the highest-valued prizes in the field of general aviation. The competition entries submitted will be judged by a panel of independent, honorary jurors including experts from the aviation and space industry, representatives from universities and research institutes, aviation historians and representatives of the town of Ulm.
Quite in the spirit of the initiators, the Berblinger prize is increasingly being seen as an opportunity to bring ideas and work which may otherwise have gone unnoticed into the public eye.
In 2013, the town of Ulm will be hosting a construction competition to develop and promote ecological, long-distance flight, with the focus on innovative developments in the field of general aviation.