The German-French Photography Competition is a photo competition for students from Germany and France, jointly organized by the DSW, the Cnous, the Studentenwerk and the Crous. In 2022, it will take place on the topic of "Solidarity". Applications are still possible until April 06 2022!

The photo competition is intended to strengthen the German-French friendship, to promote the artistic and international activities of the students, as well as to support the international activities of the Crous and Student Unions by the DSW and the Cnous.

Students can apply until 06.04.2022 via the project page

At the same time, the competition will serve to produce a traveling Franco-German exhibition that will be shown in parallel in the Crous and student unions between summer/fall 2022 and summer 2023. In this way, the photo competition aims to promote the creative expressions of 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 2022.

Awarded are:

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

The jury will select the exhibited works and the prize 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

Conditions of participation:

  • The photo competition 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 at least 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 submitted

Here you can find more information about the exhibition, the conditions of participation and the procedure of the competition: