08. September 2023 - 01. November 2023
Causing democracy: Justice!

Photo: AicherSchollKolleg
Every other year, Stadthaus Ulm invites young people to submit work focussing on one democratic value for the photography exhibition ‘Causing Democracy!’

In 2023, the topic is justice. But what does ‘justice’ mean?

Young people from the age of 10 to 25 can submit photos and a short description in three age groups (10 to 14, 15 to 19, and 20-25). We are not looking for ‘pretty pictures’, but images that are a visual representation of the value and that tell a story.

We aim to put the spotlight on the basic values our democracy and our living together depend on, such as ‘freedom’, equality’, ‘peace’, or ‘security’. It is the central political ideas of our modern times that offer guidance for a respectful way of living together.

During the first half of 2023, the Stadthaus is offering workshops for schools, to examine these values in detail.

Submissions can be uploaded from 1 February 2023:

Everything you need to participate in the photography competition Causing Democracy: Justice! For people from the age of 10 to 25 can be found here.

The jury includes prominent figures who will select the winners of each category. All submissions will be presented in the exhibition and published in the accompanying catalogue.


Jury: Mayor Gunter Czisch, Katharina Jakob (student of philosophy and economics), Antje Meyer (photo editor of Südwest Presse), Claudia Omine (lecturer at Landesmedienzentrum), and Robert Pupeter (photographer and founding member of ‘Fotodoks’ Munich)


Award ceremony: Sunday, 17 September 2023, 4pm with mayor Gunter Czisch.

Project management: Andrea Kreuzpointner and Leonie Brunner

This project is kindly supported by:


Mit herzlichem Dank an die Museumsgesellschaft Ulm für die Unterstützung der Ausstellung.
Many thanks to the Museumsgesellschaft Ulm for supporting the exhibition.