The service unit Teaching Affairs and Student Services is looking for photos of all bachelor, diploma and master programmes for the details pages on the website of the degree programmes offered at the University of Vienna.

This is why we need the help of our students!

Participate in the photo contest:

"Show us your degree programme! We'll send you on vacation."

Each of the three overall winners will receive a holiday at the USI summer academy in Dienten/Hochkönig together with a free summer academy course of their choice.

Procedure and rules

  • Who can participate in the photo contest?

All degree students who are admitted to a bachelor, diploma or master programme of the University of Vienna in the summer semester 2019 (as of 10 May 2019) can participate in the photo contest.
Doctoral/PhD students as well as students of the teacher education programme are excluded from participation, because no new photos are needed for these degree programmes.

The photo contest is a single competition, so group work is not possible. By submitting one or more photos, each participant agrees to the conditions of participation and confirms having read and understood these.

Employees of the service units Teaching Affairs and Study Services and Corporate Communications of the University of Vienna as well as relatives of jury members in direct line are excluded from participation.

  • How can I submit my photo(s)?

Photos must be uploaded via submission form on this website.
Each participant can upload a maximum of 3 different photos per degree programme. It is only possible to submit photos for the degree programme(s) to which the participant is currently admitted (as of 10 May 2019) at the University of Vienna. Each photo must be submitted separately via submission form.

Important note: The contact details provided by participants must be specified correctly for the purpose of notifying the winners. Personal data will exclusively be saved and used in connection with the organisation and implementation of the photo contest.

Submission deadline is over!

  • What are the next steps?

After the submission deadline the jury consisting of employees at the Corporate Communications and the Coordination of Student Services will select, among all submissions, the three best photos per degree programme. In consultation with the responsible directorate of studies, the jury will then decide on one of the three photos to be used for the details page of the degree programme on our website.

From the winning photographs of all degree programmes, the jury will finally select the three overall winners of the contest as well as those photos occupying the fourth and fifth place. The winners will be contacted by e-mail in early September and receive an invitation to the award ceremony at the education fair unileben.

  • How should the photos look like and how will they be evaluated?

Most important of all, the photos should represent your degree programme (e.g. contents, everyday life, possible occupational fields) as closely as possible. From the photograph, prospective students should gain a clear idea of what to expect in their studies. Students should be able to identify with the photograph. Apart from this, the jury will pay attention to composition, originality and creativity.

Requirements for the photos:

  • Colour photograph (no black and white pictures)
  • Landscape format - aspect ratio 3:2
  • Minimum of 3000x2000 pixels at 300dpi
  • File type: .jpg
  • The file size must not exceed 4 MB per photo.    
  • What happens at the award ceremony?

The public award ceremony of the photo contest will take place at the education fair unileben (1 and 2 October 2019). Winners will receive further details on the scheduling of the award ceremony right in time before the finals. At the award ceremony, the winning photographs will be shown in an exhibition.

  • Which prizes can I win?

The 3 overall winners of the photo contest "Show us your degree programme! We'll send you on vacation." will enjoy a stay at the summer academy of the Institute for Sport Science at the University of Vienna (USI) at Dienten/Hochkönig in summer 2020 and a course worth up to 500€ of their choice

The winners of the fourth and fifth place will be able to participate for free in a USI training course of their choice provided by the Institute for Sport Science at the University of Vienna in the summer semester 2020.