Franco-German Photo Contest
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.
The contest is open to students of all disciplines from Germany and France.
Registration for the contest as well as more information: concours-wettbewerb.eu
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
The German-French photo competition is already taking place for the 7th time. It is a project of the DSW and Cnous, carried out by the Studierendenwerke and Crous and sponsored by the DFJW.
Students of all disciplines from Germany and France are now invited to submit their photo works on the topic of "Solidarity" here.
The deadline for entries is 6 April 2022.
A German-French jury will award the following prizes:
First prize: 1000,- Euro
Second prize: 500 euros
Franco-German Friendship Prize (without prize money) for a particularly successful commitment to Franco-German friendship
The max. 25 best photos of the competition will be shown in an exhibition in the student unions in Germany and the Crous in France in 2022/23.
For the sixth time, students from Germany and France were invited to participate in the Franco-German photo competition.
The competition is a joint initiative of the DSW and the French partner institution Cnous and is organized with kind DFJW support. The project is carried out by the Student Services and the French Crous.
The aim of the project is to offer students an opportunity to participate in an international and artistic initiative and to focus their attention on the importance of the Franco-German partnership.
Students from both countries could submit their photos via the project's website: www.concours-wettbewerb.eu until April 16, 2021.
Since 2015, this contest is organized from the German Student Service Center in cooperation with the French Student Service Centers "Crous" and supported from the Franco-German Youth Foundation.
Everyone studying at a university in the area of one of the participating Student Service Centers and "Crous" can participate.
Every year this Photography Contest has a different theme. Every photo is reviewed and graded through an independent, regional jury.
The best and most interesting photos will then be reviewed from a binational jury, which is naming two finalists.
This year's theme is "Mobility".
The necessities for the application and the application form can be found in the download area in the right.
In the winter term 2018/19 the forth Franco-German Photography Contest took place. Students from France and Germany were invited to apply with there "Engagement" photos. A binational jury chose the two winning pictures from countless applications.
I. Price: Lina Sommer, STW Würzburg: Winterdienst / Service d’hiver - 1.000 €
II. Price: Magalie Herter-Courbon, STW Würzburg: Der Halt / L’appui - 500 €
III. Special honors for Franco-German friendship: Julie Tabary, Crous Poitiers: Un amour consommée / Konsumierte Liebe
Criteria: Originality, technical handling, photo editing, visuals
In the winter term 2017/18 the third Franco-German Photography Contest took place. Students from France and Germany were invited to apply with their "Openness" photos. A binational jury chose the two winning pictures from countless applications.
1. Price (1000€): « Berlin Est (2013) » (Ostberlin 2013): Thaddeus Christandl (Crous de Créteil)
2. Price (shared): 250 € « Through the world»: Stéphanie Bichut (Crous d’Amiens) und 250 € « Renaissance de l’ouverture d’esprit »: Nina Nordheim (Crous de Lyon)
Mention spéciale: «Talk»: Christoph Hellerich (Studierendenwerk Freiburg)
The binational jury also chose 21 pictures to be exhibitioned on a road show in 2018/19.
In the winter term 2016/17 the second Franco-German Photography Contest took place. Students from France and Germany were invited to apply with their "Contacts" photos. A binational jury chose two winning pictures from countless applications.
1. Price 2017: Emmanuel MILLET-DELPECH (Crous Montpellier) « Envoûtant » (Betörend)
2. Price 2017: Jan-Robert WEIST (Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz) « Rhein-e- Liebe » (Amour du Rhin / Vrai Amour)
More chosen pictures were exhibitioned on a road show at the Student Service Centers and Crous
Im Wintersemester 2015/16 fand der erste deutsch-französische Fotowettbewerb statt. Studierende aus Frankreich und Deutschland wurden dazu aufgerufen, ihre Fotos zum Thema "Tandem" einzusenden. Eine binationale Jury wählte aus zahlreichen Einsendungen zwei Gewinnerfotos.
Den 1. Preis, 1.000 Euro, erhält Anita Straub, Studentin aus der Vorderpfalz mit ihrem Foto "Gabelkreuzung". Hanno Müller, Student aus Freiburg, erhält den 2. Preis, 500 Euro, für "Mit Händen und Füßen".
Eine Auswahl der eingesendeten Fotografien wird ab 17. Juni im Bistro der Mensa Rempartstraße zu sehen sein. Hier findet am 17. Juni 2016 um 18.30 Uhr die Vernissage inklusive Preisverleihung statt.