The Franco-German photo competition is a photo competition for students from Germany and France, which is jointly organized by the DSW, the Cnous, the Studentenwerke and the Crous. In 2021 it will take place on the subject of "Abstände | Distances". Applications are possible until April 16, 2021:

The photo competition is intended to strengthen Franco-German friendship, promote the artistic and international activities of the students, and support the international activities of the Crous and Studentenwerke through the DSW and the Cnous.

Students can apply until April 16, 2021 via the project website

The competition also serves to produce a Franco-German traveling exhibition that will be shown in the Crous und Studentenwerke in 2021/2022. The photo competition would like to promote the creative forms of expression of the students and at the same time strengthen the commitment to the Franco-German friendship.

The best entries in the competition will be presented to a binational jury, which will select the winners of the competition in May 2021.

There will be awarded:

1st prize: € 1,000
2nd prize: € 500
3rd German-French Friendship Prize / Prix de coeur franco-allemand (without prize money) for a particularly successful commitment to German-French friendship

The jury selects the exhibited works and the award winners based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the photo work to the topic posed
  • Creative thematic treatment of the topic
  • Overcoming clichés, ingrained ways of thinking and prejudices
  • Technical quality of the picture

Requirements for participation:

  • The photo competition is open to all adult students 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 at least 3 MB can be submitted
  • The quality of the image material should be sufficient for the exhibition (print format 20x30 cm)
  • Only one photo can be submitted per participant

Here you can find more information about the exhibition, the requirements for participation and the course of the competition: