The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards a number of prizes. We encourage the next generation of artists and award the renowned KAS literature prize each year. There are special projects that support young journalists. We have been awarding our own local journalist prize since 1980. Since 2012, “The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Social Market Economy Prize” has honoured personalities who demonstrated outstanding levels of commitment to preserving and developing the social market economy.