Photo Contest – Capturing Rural Germany in Photography

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Fri, 09/15/2017

Goethe-Institut Boston

170 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116

Germany is more than just Berlin. Its diversity becomes clearly visible in its rural landscape. On the occasion of the exhibition 'Elsewhere - provincial perspectives' starting here on September 8, we invite you to participate in our photo contest this summer: Send us your impressions of rural Germany in three photographs and win one of our exclusive prizes!
Rural Germany has inspired artists and writers for centuries. This is not surprising, as from the Baltic Sea to the Allgäu, and from Aachen to Zwickau its great diversity becomes visible. In the north, the landscape is shaped by the coast, in the south arise the Alps, in the west one finds the remnants of the heavy industry and in the east those of the former German Democratic republic (GDR). The great number of castles, palaces, churches and art museums remind of the times when Germany still consisted of 2000 independent territories. More than 1300 breweries, 80.000 wineries as well as innumerable types of bread and sausage types make this abundance a culinary experience.
Many Americans will discover “their Germany” this summer. We would therefore like to invite you to share your best impressions with us. The chalet in the Alps, the wind park in the north, the small village pub in the middle of nowhere, the idyllic garden in the periphery of a large city – please send us your best shot of rural Germany until September 15 and have the opportunity of winning one of our exclusive prizes in our summer photo contest.  A top-rated jury chaired by Gary van Zante, the photographic curator of the MIT Museum will select the best pictures and announce the winners on September 22 at our “Elsewhere-Party”.  The best pictures will then be presented in the fall on our new Instagram profile.
  • Leuchtturm an der Nordsee ©FotoGettyImagesManuelGutjahr_157484305
  • Bayerische Brotzeit ©FotoGettyImageshollyfotoflash_141371926
  • Kühe in den Alpen ©FotoPanthermediaRupertTrischberger_A10595359
  • Schafe vor einem Windpark ©FotoGettyImagesSah_175816882
  • Kuckucksuhr ©FotoGettyImagesGwendolynPlath_76186271
  • E-Reading ©LoredanaLaRocca_7935
  • 1st Prize: An exclusive discount package for our language courses worth USD 400,- to prepare you for your next trip to the German province or a USD 400,- cash prize
  • 2nd Prize: A USD 100,- framing voucher
  • 3rd – 5th prize: Star cook Tim Mälzer’s cooking book ‘Heimat’ featuring regional German recipes
  • Fans’ Choice: A gourmet food basket with delicious treats from the German countryside 
Email your photographs (max. 3!) until September 15 to the Goethe-Institut Boston, Kerstin Hämmerling,, together with your full name, address, and phone number. All digital files must be in .jpg of .tif format, must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, and must be at least 11 inches wide and 14 inches tall (if a vertical image) or 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall (if a horizontal image).
The apply to all pictures submitted and are deemed binding.
Deadline: September 15, 2017, 11:59 pm