Franco-German Photo Contest

PR image of the Franco-German Photo Contest 2023 with the theme "Freedom"

The Franco-German Photo Contest is a project of the German National Association for Student Services (DSW) and its French counterpart, the Centre national des œuvres universitaires et scolaires (CNOUS) in cooperation with the Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW).

Every year since 2015, students from France and Germany have been invited to submit their photographs on a specific predefined theme. A binational jury decides on the winners and puts together a small traveling exhibition that then goes on tour through German and French university towns.

Franco-German Photo Contest 2023 on the theme "FREEDOM"

The contest is open to students of all disciplines from Germany and France.
Registration for the contest as well as more information:
Deadline for registration is: 30.03.2023

The Franco-German jury will make its decision in May 2023 and consists of representatives of the Cnous, the DSW, the financial support organization DFJW and photographers. In addition, there will be former prize winners* if possible.

The jury selects the exhibited works and the award winners on the basis of the following criteria:
- Relevance of the photographic work to the given topic
- Creative thematic treatment of the topic
- Overcoming of clichés, ingrained ways of thinking and prejudices
- Technical quality of the photograph

The jury awards the following prizes:
- First prize: 1000,- Euro
- Second prize: 500,- Euro
- Franco-German Friendship Prize (without prize money) for a particularly successful commitment to Franco-German friendship

Results of the jury meeting will be announced in June 2023.

Touring exhibition and digital exhibition with the best photos of the competition (max. 25 photos) will be presented in the Associations for Student Services in Germany and the Crous in France in 2023/2024.

Conditions of participation:
- The photo contest is open to all students of legal age enrolled at a German or French university.
- Digital black and white and color photos in JPG (*.jpg) format with a minimum resolution of 2362px X 3544px and a size of min. 3 MB can be submitted.
- The quality of the photo material should be sufficient for the exhibition (print format 20x30 cm)
- Only one photo per participating person can be submitte