Photo Exhibitions

Students who would like to show their photographs in an exhibition are welcome to apply to Studentenwerk Leipzig. 24 frames sized 59.4 x 84 cm each can be shown in the exhibition spaces in the hallways of the 1st and 2nd floor at Goethestraße 6. The exhibitions are usually shown for two months.

The exhibitions are financed by Studentenwerk Leipzig's Cultural Funding.

The student photographers must be enrolled in one of the eight Leipzig Universities/Academies, which are associated with the Studentenwerk Leipzig, for the whole course of the exhibition.

Studentenwerke Photo Competition

Since 2008, the East German Studentenwerke have been hosting a joint photo competition, which takes place every two years and is organized by another Studentenwerk each time. The competition addresses all students of universities, universities of applied sciences, and art schools under the responsibility of the involved Studentenwerke.

In 2018 the photo competition themed “Yes we change” hosted by Studentenwerk Thüringen took place. In July 2018, almost 2,000 people took part in the first online voting in the history of the Studentenwerk photo competition. The winners study in Dresden, Rostock and Halle.

In 2020, the contest could not take place due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

More information is available on the photo contest website.

Franco-German Photo Competition

Students with a passion for photography have the opportunity to take part in the Franco-German Photo Competition. There are prizes of up to 1,000 euros to be won. The photo competition is organised annually and is dedicated to a specific subject. The contest is looking for photos that depict the subject in a creative and unconventional way. 

The German-French Photo Competition is organised in collaboration with the German Studentenwerk, the CNOUS (National Association of Student Unions in France), the german Studentenwerke and Studierendenwerke and the CROUS (Student Unions in France) with the kind support of the Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk.

Students can register for participation via the website of the Franco-German Photo Competition. There they can upload all documents for the application and the photo they would like to submit.  Participation in the competition is only possible online and free for students.

In 2023, the 8th Franco-German photo competition will take place on the theme of FREEDOM. Students from Germany and France have the opportunity to submit their photos until 30 March. Further information can be found on the website of the competition

Franco-German Photo Competition