Robert Noll from Tiefenthal (Rheinland-Pfalz) is honoured for the discovery, preparation and research of anatomically preserved calamites and conifers. Particularly noteworthy is his commitment to popularising palaeontology by organising conference excursions, palaeontological exhibitions and scientific excavations, as well as designing popular science books.
Volker Dietze from Nördlingen is honoured for decades of exact documentation, scientific processing and biostratigraphic interpretation of ammonite faunas of the Middle Jurassic in independent publications and in close cooperation with scientists from national and international institutions and committees.
The Alberti Award of the Hohenloher Muschelkalkwerke builds a bridge from specialist palaeontology to the public and the raw materials industry. The prize, which was awarded for the first time in 1998, was awarded annually until 2002, since then every two years, alternately to professional palaeontologists and private palaeontologists for outstanding achievements in the overall field of palaeontology and its popularisation. The award is given for individual achievements or a body of work that is documented by publications, documentation, collections, exhibitions or excellent fossil preparation. The prize and prize money of € 10.000 can be awarded undivided or divided to several prize winners.
The jury consisting of the board of directors and the advisory board of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) selects the award winners from the nominations and recommends them to the Alberti Foundation.
The award ceremony will take place in autumn 2021.