Photography and literature 2019

800€ for First Place, 500€ for Second Place


Words in images connect the world of photography with the world of literature.
Both concern themselves with the art of observation, choosing a section of reality, transporting individual content out of direct experience, and changing perception.

A successful competition depends on being generously supported.

Thanks to the sponsors, the jury, in particular to the photographers who make the competition what it is today through their diverse submissions.

We read – we read a lot, and often. – Words, texts, writings.
But what about the language of images? – An image can say more than a thousand words.

„… literature is one-eyed. The laughing eye is missing“ (Erich Kästner)

This competition is aimed at photographers, and is for works inspired by specific works of literature. The choice of literary form (poetry, prose, drama etc.) is open. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The entry shall not exceed 9 MB.


10 winners will be chosen by a jury, and the winning photographs will be exhibited as part of the German Language Literature Festival taking place from the 26th June to 30th June 2019 in Klagenfurt, Austria. They will be shown in the garden of the Carinthian Regional Broadcasting Studios during this time.

The main prizes are:

800€ for First Place,
500€ for Second Place,
and 300€ for Third Place,

sponsored by KELAG.


Only one entry per person will be accepted.

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