My Research in one Picture - Photo Competition 2021

Award ceremony and exhibition

The photos and graphics of the finalists of the photo competition "My research in one picture" and the infographics competition will be exhibited for two weeks from 29 June 2021 on the campus of the University of Vienna on the main alley in courtyard 1.

The opening and award ceremony will take place on 29th of June 2021, 16:30. The exhibition will be opened by Vice-Rector Maier and the winners will be announced by the jury. The programme will be supported by a musical act and afterwards there will be the opportunity to talk about the photos and graphics with the finalists over drinks.

In case of bad weather, the award ceremony will take place in the Aula at the Campus.

Facebook-Voting Photo Competition 2021

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”.

Your research is making a difference – show us how: 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. In addition to the opportunity to make one's own research accessible to a broad public in a creative way, there will be prizes for the best three submissions.

The first place wins 400 €, the second place 200€ and the third place 100€.

Competition requirements:

  • Send us your picture and an abstract of 800-850 characters (in English or in German) with the picture title and the name of your department/faculty by the 12th of April 2021 to
  • Please note that the picture should have a high resolution (min. 300dpi). Black and white as well as color pictures are allowed. They should be in landscape format (4:3). If necessary, we will adjust the size to the required format.
  • Only images which have been created by the respective submitter will be accepted.

We are looking for exciting, aesthetically pleasing images with high information content that innovatively represent the respective field of research. After a pre-selection, the public will vote via social media which 10 images will advance to the second round. For this purpose, the images will be released for voting on the Facebook page of the University of Vienna from the 23rd to the 30th of April 2021 (12:00).

The best 10 images will be printed and judged by a jury during an Arts & Science event at the end of June. The details of the event will be announced in due time.

The Center for Doctoral Studies reserves the right to publish the pictures and the abstracts. 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 competitions:

We are looking forward to your pictures!