University of Erfurt


Picture the World and Share your View - Study Abroad Photo Contest


A stay abroad during your studies will have a lifelong influence on your career as well as on your entire life. Have you taken a photo that describes your stay abroad in a unique way? Were you able to capture a photo that describes your host culture in a way that you would like to share? Then take part in our photo contest!

The current or former stay abroad should be study-related (e.g. studies, traineeships, language assistence, etc.)

Entry conditions: Groups allowed to participate are students of Erfurt University who have stayed abroad or who are currently staying abroad during their studies; international exchange or international degree-seeking students at Erfurt University; alumni of Erfurt University


Organization and goal

The photo contest is held by the International Office of Erfurt University. One goal is to present the contest in a photo exhibition on the International Day of Erfurt University November 6, 2019, thereby also celebrating the University’s 25th anniversary since its re-opening in 1994. Furthermore, the photos will be shared on the anniversary website as well as via the University’s social media channels. The creation of a photo calendar after the exhibition will finish off the contest.


Evaluation of the photos

A jury of five will pick 25 photos for the exhibition. The jury will, moreover, elect three of the best photos which will be honored with a prize. The presentation of prizes will be held on the evening of the International Day on November 6, 2019. The exhibition audience will additionally evaluate the 25 photos exhibited. The audience’s evaluation will then decide which of the photoswill be published in the photo calendar.

Please consult the Announcement as to quality and format of the photos. 

Photos depicting offensive, racist or discriminating contents will be excluded from the contest. 


You can submit a maximum of 3 photos. Please send the photos by e-mail to (Reference: Photo Contest 2019). Please also send the filled out and signed declaration of participation. Please note that photos sent by postal mail cannot be included and cannot be sent back to you for organizational reasons. Closing date is 31/08/2019. 





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