The Karl Gustav Hansen Prize was founded in 2001 by Udviklingsfonden for Museet på Koldinghus.
The aims of the prize are:
. to encourage Danish silversmiths to continue working with hollowware
. to add contemporary hollowware to the silver collection at Koldinghus.
The prize is awarded to a Danish silversmith. In special cases it can be awarded to a foreign silversmith who works within the Danish silver tradition. The prize is awarded annually.
The Karl Gustav Hansen Prize is named after the silversmith Karl Gustav Hansen (1914-2002), who was one of the most important figures amongst Danish silversmiths in the twentieth century, and for many years the artistic force behind Hans Hansen Sølvsmedie A/S, Kolding.
Sponsor 2001-2003: Lisbeth Petersens Fond
Sponsor 2004: Koldinghusmuseets Venner
Sponsor 2005-2007: Koldinghusmuseets Venner and Poul og Hildur Kingo Pedersens Mindelegat
Sponsor 2008-2010: Metal Vennerne
Sponsor 2011: Poul og Hildur Kingo Pedersens Mindelegat and Metal Vennerne
The Karl Gustav Hansen Prize has been awarded to:
2001: Leon Kastbjerg Nielsen
2002: Erik Sjødahl
2003: Wilfried Moll
2004: Allan Scharff
2005: Carsten From Andersen
2006: Lasse Bæhring
2007: Ib Bluitgen
2008: Per Sax Møller
2009: Claus Bjerring
2010: Pétur Tryggvi
2011: Sidsel Dorph-Jensen
2012: Yuki Ferdinandsen
2013: Bent Gabrielsen