The Otto Mauer Fund of the Archdiocese of Vienna has awarded the Msgr. Otto Mauer Prize since 1981. The award with a value of € 11.000,-- is awarded annually to a contemporary artist under the age of 40.
The jury generally consists of a chairperson of the Otto Mauer Fonds, and four prominent representatives from the field of contemporary art – artists, curators, museum directors, and journalists.
In 2007, members of the jury were chairman Gustav Schörghofer SJ and Dorit Margreiter, Gabriele Schor, Margherita Spiluttini and Margit Zuckriegl. The Otto Mauer Prize for Fine Art was awarded to the Austrian artist Ursula Mayer.