I. Photography

1. Categories

• Amateur photographers (children, young people, adults)
• Professional photographers (including those still studying, apprentices, etc.)

2. Genres

• Digital photography
• Mobile phone photography

3. Form

• Photos can be submitted in colour or black and white,
• Children can take part in the contest with 1 (one) picture and
• Young people with at least 3 (three) photos, also with a picture-story/photo essay if desired
• Adults submit at least 4 (four) photos, also with a picture-story/photo essay if desired
• Photographers in training or professional photographers must prepare a picture-story/photo essay
   consisting of at least 5 to approx. 10 images,
• Entries are to be submitted as .jpg files,
• To participate in photo exhibitions, image files taken using the highest resolution on your device
   are required
• and which allow print-outs in 300 dpi quality of at least 40cm x 60cm in size,
• In the mobile phone genre 72 dpi is sufficient.

4. Topics

The topics outlined below are intended as a stimulus to engage the participant with the main idea of the contest, according to which the concept of “violence” encompasses both mental and physical violence.


 Participants can select as many topics as they wish.

I.1. Light and shade can combine in harmony and/or violence – visual motifs against violence

I.2. Captured and/or staged anti-violence scenes (e.g. among children and young people, in public places, on the streets, in schools and other places, in families and child rearing)

I.3. Violence – children and young people with no future

I.4. The young, innocent (incidental) hero

I.5. The feeling of “violence”

I.6. Ideas against violence

I.7. Harassment/bullying (e.g. in schools, among children and young people, in everyday life, in public, in child rearing)

I.8. Violence against nature and solutions to it

I.9. Feelings that express harmony and peace

I.10. Conflict resolution involving humour

I.11. Free topic
(Participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.)

5. Conditions of participation

• Submissions must be uploaded to the digital image database by participants
• Each image or picture-story/photo essay must be described in relation to the topic
• Texts or dialogues (written or displayed) in German and English
• Participants must send a completed and signed entry form as an attachment to the e-mail address
   provided, participation is not possible without registration.
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.

Closing date for entries: 15 July 2014

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date and mailing the written entry form (PDF) in good time.


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