My Research in one Picture - Photo Competition

Research Communication is an important and at the same time a challenging activity for many researchers. To help early stage researchers communicate their research and become more visible we are organizing the photo competition: “My Research in one Picture”.

If you are an early stage researcher (doctoral candidates and PostDocs) at the University of Vienna you are invited to submit a photo/image illustrating your research. An accompanying abstract should explain how the image is embedded into your research. We are looking for fascinating, informative pictures which innovatively show your research. After a first selection the pictures will be evaluated by the public via social media between the 7th and 17th of May. The best 10 pictures will then be printed and presented at the Campusfest on 5th of July where a jury choses the 3 winners.


Besides receiving the chance to communicate your research, there are prizes for the best 3 pictures.

Prizes: winner € 400, 2nd place € 200, 3rd place € 100

Requirements and Procedures:

  • Send us your picture and an abstract of 800-850 characters (in English or in German by the 25th of April to Please note that the picture should have a high resolution as we want to be able to print them. Black and white as well as colour pictures are allowed. They should be in landscape format (approx. 4:3). We may crop pictures slightly, when printing them.
  • With the help of a social media voting we will decide by the 17th of May 2018 which pictures will make it to the next round.

The Center for Doctoral Studies reserves the right to publish the pictures and the abstracts and to reuse the printed posters for further exhibitions. Of course the author of the picture will always be mentioned. Please keep in mind that any form of fraud will lead to an exclusion from the competition.

These are the pictures of the previous contestants:

We are looking forward to your pictures!

Review - Photo Competition 2017

By submitting an image the applicant hereby grants the University a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free, unlimited license to use, copy and modify the image ( and the abstract) in any currently known or any  future manner. In particular, this includes the University’s right to disseminate the image and make it available to the public or to make use of it in any similar way.  These rights are granted free of charge.