World Biennial of Student Photography

Students with photography as part of their curriculum are invited to apply with up to ten photographs for the exhibition in Novi Sad, Serbia. Deadline: 20 October 2017

The World Biennial of Student Photography is open to all undergraduate and  graduate students of academies and colleges where the discipline of photography is part of the curriculum. It is organized by the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia.

All participants must be full or part-time students enrolled into an academic institution (university or college) at the time of applying for the competition. If the works are shortlisted for awards, we will ask for a confirmation of enrolment from the student’s home university.

Apply through the online form and submit all required materials at
There is no entry fee. The entry deadline is 20th October 2017.


There is no prescribed theme to the competition; we welcome all subjects and themes realized within the study programme. All photographs must represent the student’s original work created as part of photographic practice at their educational institution.

Number of works

Each student can send up to 10 photographs from only one photographic series or body of work. This can be accompanied with a short description of the work (up to 200 words). If the work is in the form of a photo book, please send both the selection of up to 10 photographs and provide a link to the page where the whole book is presented.


The shorter side of the image should not exceed 35cm, 300 dpi sRGB, JPG or PDF. The files should not exceed 10 MB per image. The name of the photography files must contain the name and surname of the student. For example if student’s name is Johann Strauss the file name should be Johann Strauss 1.jpg, Johann Strauss 2.jpg...


There are no limitations on techniques or realization of the photographs.

Awards and prizes

  • 1st prize: 1000 Euro
  • 2nd prize: 600 Euro
  • 3rd prize: 300 Euro
  • 3 Honourable mentions

Special prize awarded by non-government organization “Vojvodina OK” for the best student project in the national category.