DPG photo competition: My DPG conference bag "on Tour"

How can one recognise that a DPG-Frühjahrstagung (DPG Spring Conference) is held in the city? Besides the large number of international guests who make their way to the university, there is one feature that immediately catches the eye: the DPG conference bag!

In its anniversary year 2020 the DPG is calling for a very special photo competition: We are looking for pictures which represent one of the most striking features of the DPG Spring Meetings - the conference bags.


Well, unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on our plans. Due to the cancellation of the spring conferences, around 10,000 physicists were not provided with fresh conference bags. Furthermore, the "on tour" part is quite difficult to handle at the moment.

But we will not be discouraged by that! Perhaps you have an older conference bag (also from Physikerinnentagung or Herbsttagung) at home? Or a Physik Journal? DPG pens or conference T-shirts are also welcome in the photos!

Where do you use these things in your Corona Quarantine? Are you extremely looking forward to the new Physik Journal, which dispels loneliness with physics? Have you already sewn a mouthguard from your conference bag? Do the children use the DPG pen for the lessons at home?

Or have you been on a virtual tour with your conference bag? Photoshop is allowed!

Send us your picture and win a DPG fan package. By the way, it does not have to be a recent photo. We are also happy about photos that you took 30 years ago.

Who can take part?

All adult DPG members and non-members who have a photo of a DPG conference bag, physics journal, DPG pen etc. can participate. It is only important that you have obtained the consent of any persons depicted or of the author (if they are not themselves) before submitting the photo.

What can you win?

Send us your photo and win a "DPG fan package". This also includes some much sought-after must-haves for DPG members. Let us surprise you!

A special part of the DPG fan package is in any case a DPG calendar, which consists of the 12 winning photos from this competition.

How can you participate?

From the beginning of February until the end of August 2020 you can submit the photos - landscape format is appreciated - simply by using an online form. The link to the form will appear at the beginning of the submission period under "Submit photos". In September the submitted photos will be reviewed and the winners will be notified. The winning photos will be published on this website in October 2020.

Submit Photos

The submission opens in February 2020, please note that you must obtain the consent of all persons depicted before submitting the photos. The  photos will be published on the DPG website and printed in a calendar.

Form: Consent of photographer and persons depicted