The Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft awards honors to deserving members and to personalities who have rendered outstanding services to ceramics.
Honors are based, according to the DKG Honorary Regulations, on a joint proposal of the society's executive board and only take place on special occasions, e.g. on the basis of personal merit in voluntary DKG, oustanding scientific achievements in ceramics and its adjacent areas, or through exceptional, personal promotion of collaboration between industry, research and education.
The awards are presented during the annual DKG meetings. These awards are also intended to commemorate pioneering personalities from the history of German ceramics and its society.
The DKG awards different honors (in order of their social significance):