Photography Competition

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2020 "A GLOBAL HOME!"

Nowadays home can be found far beyond your own four walls. Never before has it been possible for past generations to transcend distance so quickly and easily, even virtually. Home has never been more vast than today. Why should a person remain in one place? A semester abroad is a journey into the unknown, but at the same time you realise the unknown becomes more and more familiar. Gradually, you will feel like you have settled in, and new routines and habits will begin to form. You begin to notice that for as many differences as there are, there are equally as many similarities.

If you have the courage and willingness to take the plunge, you will see that a little bit of home can be found anywhere. This can be captured for an eternity in pictures of culture, people and special moments. When the physical and conceptual distinctions of home become blurred, you can settle anywhere.

This is likely difficult to imagine at the moment as a result of the current situation and the travel restrictions that have been in place for several weeks due to the coronavirus.  However, now especially, we would love to learn more about special moments you have experienced whilst spending a period abroad and to spread a little optimism for the future.

A semester in a different country, at a different university, with different students not only enables you to expand your horizons, but also to acquire new expertise. Thanks to the standardisation of bachelor’s and master's degree programmes, it has become easier for students to incorporate a stay abroad into the standard period of study. Various funding programmes provide help with financing studies abroad.

As part of our photo competition, we invite you to share personal impressions of your time abroad. What was particularly memorable? What exceptional moments do you associate with this time? What did you encounter? Show us your perspective!

PRIZES

1st place: 300 EUR
2nd place: 200 EUR
3rd place: 100 EUR
4th - 12th place: 50 EUR each

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The competition is open to international students at Leibniz University Hannover (incomings) and students of Leibniz University Hannover that have spent a course-related period abroad (outgoings). Periods abroad from summer semester 2019, winter semester 2019/20 or summer semester 2020 qualify. Students from all programmes can participate in the competition.

Deadline: 15 June 2020

SUBMISSION

Please upload your own folder (named: Name_FirstName) with the following content here:

  • no more than 3 photographs per participant (colour or black and white); digital images with a resolution of at least 300 dpi as JPEG or PNG
  • a concise title for each image
  • a brief explanation of each picture (relating to the theme of the photo competition), not exceeding ¼ page A4 using Arial; font size 12; 1.2 line spacing; justified; automatic hyphenation
  • your personal details: name, address, length of studies, location of studies (name of home and host institutions) and field of study
  • an account of your experiences during the period abroad, not exceeding ½ page A4, (this should include information on studying at the host university and life in the host country – e.g. everyday life, leisure time, personal highlights and a conclusion) using Arial; font size 12; 1.2 line spacing; justified; automatic hyphenation. Reference to the theme of the photo competition should be made.
  • A signed declaration to provide consent to the use your photos and a signed declaration for the data protection regulations.

The original signed declarations must be submitted by post to: 

Ms
Anne Höch
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Hochschulbüro für Internationales
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover

In some exceptions, the consent forms can also be uploaded digitally to Seafile. Please contact Anne Höch for permission!

Publication of the submissions

The 12 best photos will be awarded by a jury and published in a calendar. The participants agree to the unpaid publication of their contributions in media of Leibniz Universität Hannover. In addition, if people are shown in the photos, it must be ensured that they also agree to the publication of the photos. The responsibility for the photos remains with the submitters.


CONTACT

Anne Höch
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
012
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
012