Contact & Service

Jennifer Hartmann

Jennifer Hartmann

Hochschulreferat Internationale Angelegenheiten

  • Campus Südstadt
    Claudiusstraße 1
    50678 Köln
  • Room A1. 56
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-5157

Unfortunately, the Photo- & Video Contest will not take place during the summer semester 2020.

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Photo- & Video Contest

Are you going abroad as a TH Köln student or are you spending your semester abroad at TH Köln? You like taking photos from a different angle or you are active on YouTube and enjoy making your own small videos? Then get creative and take part in our photo- and video contest.

Please note: due to the current situation, the Photo- & Video contest will not take place during the summer semester 2020. But why don't you visit us on Instagram and take part in our weekly activities - there are great prizes to be won!

You have made it abroad, and now it is your opportunity to show us why everyone should make this experience at least once. Inspire your fellow students with your photos or videos of your favorite place during the semester abroad.

Taking a selfie while you are traveling – anyone can do that! Be creative and show us your favorite place from a different perspective.

A jury from the Department of International Affairs selects the top ten entries in each category. They will then be published for voting on our social media channels. The entry getting the most votes in a respective category wins. The entry with the second-most votes receives the second prize and the entry with the third-most votes receives the third prize. The jury decides in case of a voting tie.

After the competition, your contributions will be published on the website and on social media channels of TH Köln and will be shown at events and lectures. They may also be used for marketing purposes in brochures and promotional materials of the Department of International Affairs.

What can I win?

Photo                Video
1st place €150 1st place €200
2nd place €100 2nd place €150
3rd place €50 3rd place €100

How can I participate?

Your participation in the contest is only guaranteed if you send your contribution together with the declaration of consent to the Department of International Affairs:

If the data of your entry is very big, please send the photo and video contributions via the file hosting service Sciebo.

Deadline winter semester: Dec. 31st

Deadline summer semester: May 31st

What are the terms and conditions of participation?

  • You have to choose one category. You can either submit a photo (landscape) or a video.

  • You must be enrolled at TH Köln and complete a stay abroad as part of your studies during the winter semester 2019/20 (study, internship, thesis, summer school, etc.) or be an exchange student at TH Köln.

  • The declaration of consent must be received no later than the end of the application deadline.

When photographing and filming people, it is required for data protection reasons that you and/or the persons who are clearly identifiable in the photo/ video fill out the declaration of consent in order to have your photos and videos published. So if there are other people visible on your photo, please ask these people to complete the declaration of consent. Submissions without a complete declaration of consent cannot be considered.

Photo Video

Amount : 1 picture per participant

Format: Landscape

Length: max. 60 seconds

Possible file formats: .JPG / .TIFF / .PNG

Possible file formats: .MPEG4 / .MP4/ AVI / WMV
Size: max. 2GB Size: max. 2GB
Title: Please choose your own title. Title: Give your video a title
Filename: Lastname_firstname_title Filename: Lastname_firstname_title
Short description: Where was the photo taken and how did it come about (max. 150 words) Short description: Where was the video taken and how did it come about (max. 150 words)

Note: You can also submit black and white pictures; post-processing of images is allowed

Language: German or English

incl. subtitles