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The Franco-German Photo Competition 2024 is taking place for the 9th time on the theme “My Space” (“Mein Raum | Mon Espace”).


The Franco-German Photo Competition 2024 will be held on the theme “My Space”. Applications are possible until 12.05.2024.

The Franco-German Photo Competition is a photo competition for students from Germany and France and is organized by the DSW, the Cnous, the Studentenwerke and the Crous. In 2024, the theme will be “My Space”. Applications are still possible until 12 May 2024!

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

Students have until 12.05.2024 to submit their picture directly via the project website:

The competition will also serve to produce a Franco-German travelling exhibition, which will be shown in parallel in the Crous and the Studentenwerke between autumn 2024 and summer 2025. The photo competition wishes to foster students’ creative forms of expression as well as strengthen their commitment for Franco-German friendship.

The best submissions in the competition will be submitted by a binational jury, which will select the winners of the contest in May 2024.

The following prizes will be awarded

  • 1st prize: €1,000
  • 2nd prize: €750
  • 3rd prize (€500): Franco-German Friendship Prize (Prix Coup de Cœur franco-allemand / Deutsch-Französischer Freundschaftspreise) for a particularly successful commitment to Franco-German friendship

The jury will select the winners based on the following criteria

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

Conditions of participation

  • Digital black-and-white and colour photographs in JPG format (*.jpg) with a minimum resolution of 2362 X 3544 pixels and a size of min. 3 MB and max. 6 MB; the image’s quality must sufficient to be printed in 30x40 cm format.
  • The images must not contain any inscriptions, graphics, stamps, watermarks, names or similar or any borders; in the event of any deviations, the organisers reserve their right to crop the photos to the required format.
  • Photo collages are excluded from participation.
  • The image’s quality must be sufficient for the exhibition (print format 30x40 cm).

Here you can find the complete conditions of participation for the competition (in German).