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Frequently Asked

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Do i need to be in Vienna to take part at the Wiener Fotomarathon?
Can I register for a camera contest and the mobile contest?
Yes. Please fill in the application form a second time. You get a separate starting number for each contest.
What happens if I register but cannot participate?
We will refund the registration fee if you cancel up to 30 calendar days before the Wiener Fotomarathon. For organizational reasons, a refund after this is not possible. However, you are welcome to name a person who will take part in your position.
How much is the registration fee?
The registration fee for the Wiener Fotomarathon depends on the respective contest. For the exact costs please refer to the application form.
Can I start later than 09:00?
Yes. Those who want to can start their photo race of course later than 9:00 am (official start) - however, the images must be uploaded by 9:00 pm at the latest.
I have registered, but have not paid my registration fee - is my registration valid?
No. The registration is only valid after you have paid the registration fee, for which you will receive an email confirmation.
I am already registered, but have forgotten my starting number - what can I do?
Please send an email to - we will tell you your starting number. Please go to the info desk on the day of the Wiener Fotomarathon.
When do i get my starter package?
The starter packages will be shipped in the middle of september. If you pay your registration fee later, your starter package will be sent on the next working day.

with the camera

Can I also take pictures with an analog camera?
No, participating with an analog camera is not possible.
Is it allowed to edit pictures on the camera or on the computer?
No. It is not allowed to edit the pictures (detail, change in color, etc.) AFTER pressing the release. All camera adjustments that are possible BEFORE releasing are allowed (white balance, ISO, Color Key, multiple exposure, etc.).
May I take a picture of my starting number already before 09:00?
Yes, this does not influence the rating.
May I use filters on the camera?
Of course. They are used BEFORE releasing.
Are multiple exposures allowed?
Yes, provided that these are no longer processed after the last exposure has been triggered.
Can I watch pictures on the computer for a better selection?
Yes. However, we recommend to use a card reader to save the pictures from the memory card to e.g. explorer, file manager, etc. before watching them. Some film viewers write back information to the memory card when directly accessing the pictures; since we cannot distinguish this from a manipulation of the picture, the participant will be disqualified. If you are not sure, do not watch the pictures on the computer.
Which format must pictures have?
The pictures should be saved as jpegs with a resolution of about 8 - 24 megapixels. Please delete any RAW data from the memory card before handing it in.
May I take pictures in RAW format?
No, only jpegs are allowed on the memory card.
May I use several cameras?
No, the pictures on the memory card must come from the same camera.
May I take black and white pictures?
Yes, of course.
Is it allowed to change the lens?
Yes, of course you can change the lens.
Where can i find my upload-code?
You will get your personal upload-code with the confirmation email of the payment of the registration fee as well as he is included in the starter package.
Where can i find the website for the image upload?
The URL is
By when need the images to be uploaded?
The upload of all images must be finished at 9 p.m.
How can i upload the images?
The upload of the images is self-explanatory. You can find a video which shows you the upload under

with the smart phone

I cannot find the app for the mobile contest in the store.
Please look for "Fotomarathon" or "Photomaraton" in the store and directly click on the link to the respective platform on our smartphone-page.
How can I login in the app?
After you have paid the registration fee you will receive an email with your access information. The user name is always the email address which you have used for registering for the Wiener Fotomarathon.
I have forgotten my password.
You will find a link in your app to request a new password. Please understand that we will send passwords only to participants who have already paid their registration fee.
The app has crashed, what can I do?
You can delete the app at any time and re-install it. Your pictures will not be affected. Alternatively, you can delete the app data in the settings. If you restart the app the server will refresh the data.
There is an error when uploading the picture.
Maybe the server for the picture upload was temporarily not available. Please try it again a bit later.
I want to change a picture for a topic. Is this possible?
Yes, you can change a picture at any time by clicking on the current picture for a theme and upload it again.
Do I have to take the pictures in the given sequence?
No. In the mobile phone competition, you can upload the topic images regardless of the order.
May I edit the pictures before uploading them?
Yes, you can use any app on your mobile phone for editing the pictures.
I forgot to click on "Submit Participation"?
If you have uploaded all 12 topic images, this is not a problem (you do not have to upload the start number image)
I have not uploaded all pictures, do I still participate in the rating?
No. Only participants who have uploaded all 12 topic images will be included in the evaluation (you do not have to upload the start number image)
Do i also get a starter package in the smartphone contest?


How will the pictures be rated?
After a first check of the requirements (no data manipulation, correct sequence/number of pictures, etc.) a pre-jury checks all photo series and makes a first rating of the pictures. The „best of the best“ will be rated by the main jury. Details can be found under Evaluation &Jury.
Do I have to have a "golden thread" in all pictures?
No. It is obvious that you can photograph a series - nevertheless it does not have any influence on the valuation.
Who is in the jury?
The pre-jury consists of jurors of the Foto Fachverband, both from Austria and other countries. The main jury consists of renowned photographers and experienced representants of the photo industry. Details can be found under Evaluation &Jury.
Is it possible to compare the ratings of the contests?
No. The jurors know the Wiener Fotomarathon and will be informed which picture comes from which contest.
Will the starting number be judged?
No. The starting number is not included in the overall result - but we reward the best photo seperately.


How will I know if I have won?
Approximately 4-6 weeks after the Wiener Fotomarathon those participants who will be awarded prizes will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will take place around 6-8 weeks after the Wiener Fotomarathon. After the ceremony the detailed results will be published on our website.
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