Annual Conventions of Origami Deutschland e. V.

Origami Deutschland organizes an international convention once a year. A variety of workshops, an origami exhibition where participants can show their latest models, an open house for local visitors on Sunday morning, paper and book shops and lots of time for folding are all part of the agenda. Each year, we are happy to invite a special guest from Germany as well as two international special guests who will host unique workshops and exhibit their latest creations. Every year 200 - 240 origami enthusiasts join us for the convention. Non-members of Origami Deutschland are also welcome to participate.

On this page you will find additional information on our next annual convention (place, date, invitation, special guests, registration forms, deadline for contributions to the annual model collection and so on) as well as reviews of past conventions.

32nd International Origami Convention in Erkner from 15th to 17th May 2020

Dear fellow folders,

we cordially invite you to our 32nd International Origami Convention at the Bildungszentrum Erkner near Berlin.
As special guests we will welcome Bodo Haag (Germany), Naomiki Sato (France) and Sok Song (USA).

Ehrengäste 2020

Photos: Bodo Haag, Naomiki Sato, Sok Song
Design: blau DRUCK, Gera

We are looking forward to an exciting weekend with you!


Invitation (PDF)
with all important information regarding the convention


We still accept registrations until we are at maximum capacity.

Convention registration is possible via Origami Deutschland only. This applies to folders as well as non folding participants.
Maximum number of participants: 250

For registering please select one of the online application forms below (send a separate form for each participant). Please note our Annotations to Convention Fees (PDF).

The double rooms are fully booked. There is a waiting list. Please enter your double room request in the registration form under "Waiting list for double rooms". We'll notify you if a double room becomes available.

Application forms:

Registration as Participant Staying at BZ Erkner (15 years and older)

Registration as Daily Participant (15 years and older)

Registration of a Child (3-14 years) as Daily Participant


Who wants to give a workshop?
Please complete and submit the Workshop Form until 31st March 2020.

Model Collection - Call for diagrams

The deadline for diagrams is 31st March 2020. We will publish two diagrams per author only. Contributing authors will receive a copy of the model collection.
If you send in additional diagrams we kindly ask for your permission to publish them in a future edition of our magazine "der falter".

Please send us the Confirmation of consent for publication (PDF) together with the folding instruction.

Contact person: Robin Scholz

Ordering a copy of the model collection

Copies of the model collection may be ordered via email to at a price of 18 EUR each.
Order deadline: 30th April 2020
Shipping costs:
1 model collection within Germany: 3.00 EUR / international: 7.50 EUR)
2 - 3 model collections within Germany: 5.00 EUR / international: 17.50 EUR)

(Please note: All folding participants of the convention from the age of 15 will receive a copy of the model collection in Erkner. The price is included in the convention fee. Additional copies can be ordered for the above mentioned price.

Origami Competition 2020: Close to your Heart

Please take your model with you to Erkner. If you are not able to attend please send your models until 4th May 2020 to Marlene Rostig (address see invitation).

Conditions of participation:
1. The folded model must be clearly related to the competition theme.
2. You may only use paper for your entry. Auxiliary materials (glue, thread, etc.) are allowed.
3. Required information: model/title, author, folder, auxiliary materials.

All submitted models will be presented anonymously (without giving away the folder‘s name). Participants of the convention will choose their favorites. The artists with the most votes will receive small prizes.


Like each year there will be the opportunity to present models in an exhibition. Due to limited space we can offer every exhibitor a table space of 68 x 68 cm only. We thank you for your understanding and kindly ask to observe the limit in the interest of all exhibitors.

Origami to go

We will provide a table for origami models and origami paper you want to give away. Anyone who wants to add or choose a few items is welcome. We are happy to accept book donations for our OD library.