34th Poster Competition of the German National Association for Student Affairs

Author: Sebastian Schubmehl

For the winter semester 2019/2020, the Deutsches Studentenwerk (German National Association for Student Affairs) is launching its poster competition for the 34th time. The topic this time will be: “I study—why should I care about research?”. With its current poster competition for design students, the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW), together with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation,) is asking what research means for today’s students. What significance do science and research have in the studies and everyday life of students? What is research for them—duty, desire, everyday life or a distant goal? Would students like to do more research during their studies? What would they like to research and what for?

The new poster competition is part of the DFG campaign “DFG 2020-Deciding for Knowledge.” With this campaign, Germany’s largest research funding organisation aims to promote free and knowledge-driven research. The competition will be advertised nationwide at all state and state approved design universities starting in the winter semester 2019/2020.

A jury of five experts will distribute a total of 10,000 euros in prize money. In addition, the German Research Foundation awards a special prize of 3,000 euros. The 29 best posters will tour Germany for two years and will be exhibited in various locations. The competition is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and the Museum for Communication Berlin (Museum für Kommunikation Berlin)—a long-standing cooperation partner.

The competition is open to students of graphic design, communication design and visual communication. The closing date for applications is November 3rd, 2019. The posters must be submitted by mid-January 2020.

Information on the competition and registration can be found here.