Webster Vienna's

40th Anniversary Contest! 

This year Webster Vienna Private University is celebrating 40 years in Vienna. As part of our 40th Anniversary contest, we invite you to tell our story.  We are accepting contributions in three different categories: essay, visual/photo/video, or in the form of art! 




The theme is open-ended but centered on our 40th Anniversary. In what ways has Webster Vienna inspired students for 40 years? 


The winners of each category will receive a 300 € Amazon gift card. Within each category, second and third places will also receive prizes—a Webster Vienna hoodie—in addition to the kudos of everyone on campus! 





We need your talents to tell our energizing 40th Anniversary story!  


  • For an essay, a maximum of 1000 words—less is more!  One submission per contestant is allowed.


  • For visual/photo/video, a maximum of one elegant, dynamic and captivating submission per contestant is allowed. Videos should be a maximum of two (2) minutes in length—less is more! 


  • For the art category—any form of vivid and colorful art reflecting Webster Vienna is applicable; one submission per contestant is allowed.


The Webster Vienna Private University logo should be included somewhere in the final submission.  



How to enter


During the contest period, entrants may submit up to one (1) separate entry via Dropbox, WeTransfer, or another file-sharing format to the email address: marketing@webster.ac.at 





For each category - One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected and awarded: a 300 € Amazon gift card; one (1) Webster Vienna hoodie; and will be named as the winner on Webster Vienna's website, social media channels, and university bulletin, as well as having their essay, visual/photo/video and art featured around campus. 


Two (2) further second- and third-placed finalists will be awarded one (1) Webster Vienna hoodie each; and will be named as finalists on Webster Vienna's website, social media channels, and university bulletin, as well as having their essay, visual/photo/video and art featured around campus. 


Prizes will only be awarded if a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. The prize is not transferable, and there are no substitutions.



Winner selection


All entries will be judged by a panel comprised of Webster Vienna staff. Decisions will be based on the following judging criteria:

  • Relevance to the 40th Anniversary theme (40%);

  • The originality of the entry (30%); and

  • Popularity is determined by public votes received (30%).


In addition to the panel of judges, all Webster Vienna students will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite over an eight-week period.





The deadline to submit is 30 June 2021 by 11:59 PM GMT. No late entries will be accepted.



Rules / Regulations


Please be sure to read the contest rules and regulations. By submitting your entry, you confirm that you agree to all contest terms and conditions.


  • Eligibility: The contest is open only to current Webster Vienna undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni. A valid student ID will be required for entry submission.

  • Ownership: Webster Vienna will have the right to reproduce and use the winning submission. Entries become the property of Webster Vienna: no entries will be returned or acknowledged except as already provided for herein.

  • By entering, contestants confirm that each submission is their original creation and that no submission infringes on another contestant or other person's rights.  





Please email marketing@webster.ac.at