MESTEMACHER AWARD TOP FATHER OF THE YEAR

Since 2006, Mestemacher awards a prize for two top fathers. For each prize winner the prize value is EUR 5,000.

The campaign aspires to expand the influence of a father on a child’s development and to promote the compatibility of family and career in partnership models of marriage and family. In contrary to the widespread opinion that the mother is the most important psychological parent in the first years of a child’s life, science has long proven that the father plays a role which is just as important for the development of a toddler, small child and pupil. The project breaks from the traditional belief that the mother alone is responsible for the first months and years of childhood. Rather, the necessity of an intense relationship between fathers and their children from the very beginning is emphasised.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Detmers. Photo credits: FOTO session

The initiator of this prize is Prof. Dr. Ulrike Detmers, Shareholder, Member of the Management Board, Speaker of the Mestemacher Group, Group Head Management, Social Marketing and Public Affairs.

Winners 2006-2019

2019

Daniel Eich
Winner 2019

Thorben Hinsche
Winner 2019

Väter in Köln e.V.
deputy Jürgen Kura
initiator and first chairman
Special prize winner 2019

2018

Andreas Altwicker
Winner 2018

Jürgen Gerold Ott
Winner 2018

Peter Justenhoven
Special prize winner 2018

2017

Yoshinao Mikami
Winner 2017

Oliver Blau
Winner 2017

The team Väterzentrum e.V.
Special prize winner 2017

2016

Patrick Neumann
Winner 2016

Christoph Paas
Winner 2016

2015

Muhittin Demir
Winner 2015

Norman Heise
Winner 2015

„Das Team ehrenamtliche Väterbeauftragte der Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin“
Special prize winner 2015

2014

Volker Frink
Winner 2014

Dr. Johannes Knubben
Winner 2014

Dr. Karl Reinhard Kolmsee
Special prize winner 2014

2013

Mahomed Saleh Abba Oma
Winner 2013

Eric Freywald
Winner 2013

Christoph Mönnikes
Special prize winner 2013

2012

Arne Gericke
Winner 2012

Marc Steinmetz
Winner 2012

Claus T. Dammann
Special prize winner 2012

2011

Tim Bardon
Winner 2011

Stefan Linke
Winner 2011

Andreas Knoch
Winner 2011

Kai Stephans
Winner 2011

2010

Dieter Greis
Winner 2010

Marcel Oettrich
Winner 2010

2009

Helmut Altenhoff
Winner 2009

Andreas Schnegg
Winner 2009

2008

Jürgen Kühn
Winner 2008

Ali Mahmoud
Winner 2008

2007

Michael Bauer
Winner 2007

Tobias Schüttke
Winner 2007

2006

Winfried Growe
Winner 2006

Dr. Gerd Albert Stender
Winner 2006