Top 10:

In September 2015, the winner of the VAUDE Visions Photo Contest will be selected by a jury. The jury will evaluate the top 20 pictures from the online vote and rank the top 10 photos.

1st place: € 5.000

The best image will be selected by our jury and awarded € 5,000! And not only that – you and your photo will be showcased by VAUDE and the VAUDE Visions Photo Contest partners. Of course, there’s a possibility that we’ll want to see more of your photos, add you to our circle of VAUDE photographers, and book some photo shootings. In addition, Photocircle will print your photo on acrylic glass and send it to you.

2nd place: Matterhorn ascent with "Alpine Welten"

2015 is the anniversary year of the Alps par excellence. 150 years since the first ascent of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. Embark on the footsteps of the first ascent with a mountain guide from "Alpine Welten" and climb to the summit of this 4,478-meter-high Alp landmark. 1,300 meters of rock and ice climbing on the Hörnligrat in Whymper's footsteps. This tour will be long remembered and is certainly the dream of every mountaineer. And of course there will be plenty of time for stunning photography!

3rd place: The new EOS M3 incl. EF 18-55 lens

Powerful yet portable. Creative and convenient. The EOS M3 delivers the performance of a DSLR and the portability of a compact camera. Enjoy great photography wherever you are.

A powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. 

4th place: Edelrid Rope and Ropebag

Rope Topaz Colortec 9,2 mm: Lightweight sport climbing rope with state of the art ColorTec technology, in which the middle of the rope is clearly evident through a pattern or color change.

Element Bag: The cool, easy-to-use Element bag makes it possible to conveniently store and transport the rope.

5th - 6th Place: Dell tablet

Your ultimate productivity companion. A great 8" mobile companion with full Windows 8.1, an HD screen and light body. Big-picture productivity in a compact tablet. Crystal-clear touch screen: Witness impeccable detail on the 8" HD 800p display and navigate with a tap, slide, swipe or pinch on the multi-touch screen. Share HD thrills with wide viewing angles that allow multiple viewers to see HD content in stunning detail, simultaneously.

7th-10th place: Valbona Padded Jacket

The mix makes the difference: an eco-friendly hybrid jacket with insulating PrimaLoft® fill, combined with highly breathable Polartec® Powerstretch Pro Fleece zones. The super-stretchy fleece features a waffle structure at the back and under the arms to guarantee best moisture transport, while the front, sleeve and shoulder zones feature additional thermal insulation to protect the body from cold temperatures and wind. 

All: Your picture at Photocircle

Take this chance and make contact with Photocircle. Your picture will be accepted and presented at Photocircle. Make a major contribution to making the world a better place with your work.

Top 20:

In August the online audience will vote for their favorite photos. The 20 with the most votes will make it into the second round and be rated by a panel of judges. The top 4 photos will be awarded with great product prizes. 

1st place: Invenio UL 2P VAUDE tent

A tent with a view! Ultra-lightweight 3-season tent for mountaineers and trekkers, with side panorama doors; fast and easy to pitch thanks to the classic Mark construction. The specialized tent construction creates a comfortable amount of space: the large inner tent is tall enough to sit up in and features wide opening doors for an unobstructed view and easy access to your gear.

2nd place: VAUDE Crestone Hooded Jacket

A breathable thermal layer for sporty tours: a lightweight, hooded jacket made with innovative Polartec® Alpha® insulation. A combination of stretchy outer and inner fabrics with high-stretch insulation provides unbeatable freedom of movement paired with excellent thermal properties. 

3rd place: VAUDE Backpack Moab 20

Earth-friendly trail expert. The fully equipped All Mountain backpack fits close and comfy thanks to a body-contact suspension system and ergonomic hip belt and shoulder straps, offering pure unadulterated mountain biking bliss.

4th place: DAV hut package

1x  The “Original-Hütten-Kochbuch”, Alpine-style recipes and lifestyle

2 x sleeping bag from the German Alpine Club
The cotton used for DAV- hut sleeping bags is breathable and comfortable to the touch, durable and machine washable. A cotton DAV-sleeping bag liner increases the thermal rating of a sleeping bag by 2.5 degrees Celsius.

2 x fleece blankets from the German Alpine Club
A blanket for romantic sunsets (and not just on the hut balcony) made of lightweight, durable polar fleece with short pile and anti-pilling finish.

Prize for all Top 20 Images:

VAUDE is creating an exclusive photo book with the images that make it into the top 20 as a gift for the Top 20 finalists – unique and amazing photos that will remind you of your success in the VAUDE Visions Photo Contest.

In addition, anyone who makes it into the Top 20 will get a voucher for Photocircle for 15 euros.

In addition, all Top 20 Photos will be presented at Welt der Wunder, Facebook, Google + and Twitter.

Online voting prize in August

Everyone who votes for his/her favorite photo in August has a chance to win an unforgettable trip to the Northwest Territories or Austria.

Your adventure trip

Vote for at least one favorite photo and win a trip to Canada, Northwest Territories or Austria for two people!

The trip is sponsored by Northwest Territories Tourism, Air Canada, Fraserway, Tiscover and Grossarltal.

All winners will each be notified as soon as possible by e-mail.