The Photo+Adventure photo competition 2019


Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2019, 23:59!

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Welcome to the Photo+Adventure photo competition 2019

The Photo+Adventure photo competition 2019 remains true to the tradition of the competition themes of recent years. After themes such as "Boundless" or "Freedom", 2019 will also see an exciting meta-theme that sets no limits to the creativity of photographers:

„Homeland“ is more than our immediate living environment. Home is a feeling. But homeland is also a politically occupied and historical concept, which only slowly finds its way back to a relaxed level of observation. The photographic examination of this will certainly be an exciting and challenging affair.

As a prelude to Photo+Adventure 2019, on 9 + 10 November 2019 at Messe Wien, the organisers of Photo+Adventure are once again organising a photo competition this year in which attractive prizes can be won. In addition, the winners can look forward to an atmospheric award ceremony including an awards ceremony at Austria's top photo event and - particularly attractive - the exhibition of their own winning photo at the major Photo+Adventure photo exhibition.

Ambitious photographers will hopefully be inspired by this challenging topic to boost their creativity. Send us your interpretations of the theme and surprise us with successful photographs and a wide variety of perspectives on your view of „homeland“.

The competition is under patronage 24/2019 of the VÖAV. Therefore, all image assumptions and awards of the competition are valid for the VÖAV honor points classification.



No matter if beginner, advanced or photo professional, everyone can take part in the Photo+Adventure photo competition - and it's very simple: just fill in your contact details and upload up to three pictures. Important: Please only submit pictures that you have actually photographed yourself. If there are foreign persons in the photos, please make sure that they agree with the publication of the photo. Please also note our conditions of participation.

Closing date for entries is 15.9.2019

The Jury

The jury consists of at least 4 persons and is familiar with the requirements placed on the submitted pictures. The judges will evaluate the submitted pictures according to a point system. Each member of the jury will decide for himself, i.e. in ignorance of the judgments of the co-jurors.

The Winners

After each jury member has evaluated a photo, a total number of points is determined from the individual judgments and a ranking of the best photos is created. In case of a tie, the jury will evaluate the pictures in a direct comparison. The 20 participants whose works received the highest jury rating will be invited together with an accompanying person to Photo+Adventure 2019 at Messe Wien. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday afternoon, 9.11.2019 during Photo+Adventure at Messe Wien. The award-winning photos will also be shown at an exhibition at Photo+Adventure. All image acceptances and awards of the competition are valid for the VÖAV honor points classification.

Many thanks

The partners and sponsors of the photo competition

The Photo+Adventure

9. & 10. November 2019, Messe Wien

Photo+Adventure is a trade fair with a high event character that unites interested parties from the photo, travel and outdoor industries and stages the themes in a perfectly coordinated manner. As an interface between the boom themes: Photography, travel and outdoor the Photo+Adventure distinguishes itself by the perfect total offer for the photoaffine Community of the beginner to the professional as well as the travel and outdoor-sensitive target group. The Film+Video area introduced in 2017 with more than 30 exhibitors, live stage, try-out area and much more will be integrated even more strongly into the trade fair in 2019.

You can find more information about the Messe+Festival here.

The winning pictures

The winning pictures will be announced during Photo+Adventure and then published here.