My Research in one Picture - Photo Competition

Research Communication is an important and at the same time challenging activity for many researchers. To help early stage researchers communicate their research to an audience outside their research area and become more visible, the photo competition “My Research in one Picture” will take place this year already for the third time.

If you are an early stage researcher at the University of Vienna (doctoral candidate or PostDoc of all disciplines) you are invited to submit a photo/image illustrating your research. An accompanying abstract should explain how the image is embedded into your research.


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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Send your picture (max. 1 picture per applicant) incl. abstract (in English or in German – max. 150 words) until April 24th 2017 at the latest to:
  • Please note that the picture should have a high resolution (min. 300 dpi) as the best ones will be printed as posters in approx. 40x60 cm size. Black and white as well as color pictures are allowed. They can be in portrait or landscape format.
  • Pictures have to be taken by the applicant him/herself. The copyright of the image has to be owned by the applicant. Applicants must prove all image copyrights upon request. The applicant confirms that he/she is  the sole owner and  holds all image rights to the submitted images, and ensures that the submission, usage and publication of said images does not infringe upon any third party’s rights (such as intellectual property rights). Furthermore, the applicant warrants the submitted images do not violate any personal rights and indemnifies and holds harmless the university against all damages and claims in this regard.
  • Suspected fraud can lead to an exclusion from the competition.
  • The applicant gives his/her consent to the university to use and store his/her data for the purpose, the duration and implementation of the competition.

We are looking for fascinating, informative pictures which innovatively show your research. After a first selection acc. to the eligibility criteria the pictures will be evaluated by the public via social media. Therefore we will publish the best pictures incl. abstract on the University of Vienna’s Facebook page for public voting between May 2nd and May 15th 2017. The best 10 pictures will be printed and presented at the “Annual conference of the Center for Doctoral Studies” on June 9th, 2017. A jury chooses and awards the 3 winners at the conference.

Review - Photo Competition 2016

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.