The German PLR scheme is now open.

How it works

To be eligible, your work must have featured in a book published by a German publisher.
 
You can apply for all types of published artistic works including photography, illustration, caricature, cartoon images, logos, infographics, title design and graphic design.
 
For your claim this year, we can only accept books published between 2018 and 2022.
 
If you provided us with information about books published in 2020 in the last campaign, you will only need to provide information regarding your images in books that fit the above criteria published in 2021 or 2022.

Find out more about German PLR in our Factsheet.

How to apply

Complete our German PLR claim form and email it to us by 5pm, 31 December 2023. 


We aim to pay all eligible claimants in early 2024.
 

You will need to provide the following information on your form:
 
  • The book title, author, publisher, year of publication and ISBN
  • Your total number of photographic works included in each book - differentiating between the number of works inside the book from the number of works on the front cover.
  • Your total number of illustrative/other visual works included in each book - differentiating between the number of works inside the book from the number of works on the front cover.
  • Whether you have designed the overall graphic design and/or the title design.
  • The books you are applying for must have a print run of at least 250 copies. (VG Bildkunst may request proof of the print run).
  • You can apply for a maximum number of 200 artistic works per book.
  • Please note: This scheme is for books only. Magazines and websites are not eligible.

Contact us

If you have a question about German PLR, please email us at payback@dacs.org.uk or call 020 7780 7580.