Photo Book Competition and U25 Photo Challenge: Join now!

The Pho­to Mün­sin­gen is launching two new competitions for this year's edition: together with Bookfactory, we are looking for the best photo books in Switzerland. Together with BERN-OST let's start the «U25 Pho­to Chall­enge». Now it's time to participate and win!

The “U25 Photo Challenge” is aimed at teenagers and young adults born in 1998 or later. The theme of the competition is «Water». What is needed are photos in which water plays a role. Whether landscape shots, studio shots or abstract images - creativity, imagination and good implementation are the focus. It doesn't matter whether the picture is taken with a smartphone or a digital camera, or developed in analogue form and then scanned.

Participation is uncomplicated and takes place via BERN-OST via the following link:

To the “U25 Photo Challenge”…

The submission deadline is March 31, 2023. After that, the submitted images will be judged and exhibited at Photo Münsingen.

You can win vouchers from the Ni­kon Foto School worth CHF 750 for first place, CHF 500 for second place and CHF 250 for fourth place. The third place winner wins 300 francs in cash, sponsored by BERN-OST. The fifth prize is a voucher from Bookfactory worth 200 francs.

The most beautiful photo book in Switzerland

In a second competition, we are dedicating ourselves to the photo book category. Together with the main sponsor Bookfactory, the best, most original or most unusual photo books in Switzerland are sought.

You have until April 23, 2023 to submit your most beautiful Bookfactory photo book using the link below. Convince the jury with your snapshots, the best shots or artfully arranged pictures. Be creative and try something new!

The content, design and overall impression of the photo book are evaluated. The topic is freely selectable. The main prize is a new Fuji camera X‑T5 with lens! The best books are also presented at the Pho­to Mün­sin­gen be visible.

To the photo book competition…

20. Photo Münsingen: Great interest in reportage photography

The 20th anniversary of Photo Münsingen was attended by over 4000 visitors from all over Switzerland. Reportage photography was one of the focal points. The exhibitions, guided tours and lectures by Dominic Nahr, Christian Bobst, Patrick Rohr and Adrian Moser received a lot of attention.

Artistic works were shown by Alain Rivière-Lecoeur, Julie de Waroquier and Pascal Sentenac from France and Alex and Felix from Switzerland. The club competition for the Photo Münsingen Award won Schwyz Photo Club in front of the photo club Dreisamtal (D) and the photo club gegenLICHT.

The Schlossgutareal Münsingen with the new castle park presented the 20th Photo Münsingen in the best light and inspired the visitors to lively discussions about photography and reportage photography in particular. President Ruedi Mäusli draws a very positive balance.

The next Photo Münsingen will take place from May 21 to 24, 2020.

Impressions of Photo Münsingen 2019: Pictures, videos and social media

Photo Münsingen 2019 is in full swing. First impressions can be found in the picture gallery, video interviews and further impressions on social media.

In the gallery and on Flickr we have photos of the vernissage and first impressions of Photo Münsingen 2019. To the gallery…


We report daily about the exhibition on Facebook. Various exhibitors talk about their topics and Photo Münsingen in video interviews. To the Photo Münsingen Facebook page ...

Exciting discussions, over 4000 visitors

The 19th Photo Münsingen moved 4220 visitors to Münsingen over the Ascension Days. The exhibition and lectures on America by Henna and Arthur Honegger were well attended and one of the highlights. The Instagram theme with 9 photographers from Switzerland provided inspiration for new media. The pictures by Janine Machiedo and Susanne Jung are surreal. And the exciting report "In the Nest of the Crocodiles" by Florian Spring also attracted a lot of attention.

The Photo Münsingen Award for the best club work on the topic "Move" went to the Camera Klub Brown Boveri Baden, ahead of the Fotoclub Sense and the Fotofreunde Oberaargau. The exhibitions stimulated discussions and the exchange of experiences. Photo Münsingen was once again a meeting point and source of inspiration for people from all over Switzerland who were interested in photography. Next year, from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019, Photo Münsingen will take place for the 20th time.

To the photo galleries of Photo Münsingen 2018…

Photo Münsingen 2018 in the media

An excerpt from the media coverage of Photo Münsingen 2018:



Camera Club Brown Boveri wins the club competition

The "Photo Münsingen Award 2018" goes to the CCBB Camera Club Brown Boveri. The photo club from Baden won over the jury in the "Move" competition with its work "Damm".

62 photo clubs took part in the competition with their tableaux consisting of a maximum of five images. "The jury wasn't easy, but we were quite in agreement about the top places," said Lorenz Andreas Fischer at the vernissage. He, Susanna Brändli and Beat Mumenthaler judged the submitted pictures. The three experts evaluated the implementation of the "Move" competition theme in the areas of theme/effect, composition and technique.

The photo club Sense, the Fotofreunde Oberaargau, the Club d'activités photo de Meyrin, the Société Genevoise de Photographie and the photo club Rapperswil-Jona ranked second to sixth.

All 62 works are exhibited in the Schlossgutsaal during Photo Münsingen. Visitors can now also judge the pictures there and win nice prizes: the winners will be drawn from all the submitted competition coupons on Sunday, May 13th. You can win a Nikon and a Fuji camera, a photo tripod from Zumstein and photo book vouchers from CEWE.

Countries, people, Instagram: The highlights of Photo Münsingen 2018

The construction of the exhibitions is in full swing, in two days the Photo Münsingen will open its doors. A highlight of this 19th edition is the exhibition "Oh, Amiland!" by Henna and Arthur Honegger. During his time as America correspondent, the 10vor10 presenter photographed “America with a difference” together with his wife Henna.

Other photographers also talk about countries and people at Photo Münsingen 2018. In the project "Alps" Lorenz Andreas Fischer explores alpine landscapes through the ages. Florian Spring shows in his exhibition "In the nest of the crocodiles" a report about an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea. Beat Mumenthaler grants insights into the souls of personalities in "Close to your soul". Ueli Bühler from Rubigen shows in "Fascination Iceland" grandiose landscapes.

One focus is the new Instagram photo medium. Nine successful Instagram photographers from Switzerland present pictures on various topics on the Schlossweg. Tobias Meyer alias @cosmokoala and the @ helvetic-collectiv invite you to Meet & Greet to the Spycher youth center. With a Panel discussion and a seminar on Instagram.

In the photo club competition, 62 teams are presenting their work on the topic this year "Move" out. There are surreal worlds in the exhibitions of Janine Machiedo (D) and Susanne Jung to discover. Daniel Rohr and Bruno Kneubühler create fascinating lighting strips, flashlights and fireworks "Light art".

This variety of exhibitions is complemented by numerous audio visions. A highlight here is Multivision "Brazil" from Dr. Heiko Beyer on Friday evening. In addition to around 25 seminars, Photo Münsingen also offers free lectures by exhibiting photographers and the photo experts of the sponsors. Visit for example 'The way to your own style' with Beat Mumenthaler, that public photo shoot with Christoph Ris or the lecture 'Oh Amiland!' by Henna and Arthur Honegger.

Opening times, directions and the brochure for Photo Münsingen 2018 can be found here here…

Une belle surprise aux amis photographes francophones

"Photo Münsingen" est incontestable of the plus grandes manifestations photographique de Suisse. Des photographes Suisses et internationaux y presented leurs oeuvres. De nombreux stages et des projections audiovisuelles enrichissent the programs de cette rencontre photo située à proximité de Berne. The edition 2018, qui aura lieu du 10 au 13 may, reserve a beautiful surprise aux amis photographes francophones: plusieurs événements seront presented en français.

Jeudi, 13pm: Visit guidée de l'exposition "Archi-Ligne" by Philippe Simon. Lieu: castle

Samedi, 09h00 - 12h00: Conference "OPENEYE et la photographie d'aujourd'hui" by Philippe Litzler. Lieu: Retirement center

Samedi, 13:00 p.m. – 19:00 p.m.: Seminar “Cadrage et composition de l'image” by Philippe Litzler. Lieu: Retirement Center (Inscription nécessaire!)

Tous les jours, 16pm - 30pm: audiovisual projections in français. Lieu: Füürwehrsaal

Photo Münsingen 2017 in the media

An excerpt from the media coverage of Photo Münsingen 2017:


Visitor competition: judge and win!

Visitors to Photo Münsingen can choose from the Exhibition of the photo clubs "A place to stay" in the Schlossgutsaal determine your personal favorites. With a little luck you will win one of the great prizes from our sponsors.

1st prize: A Nikon camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1898.-

2nd prize: A FUJI camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1299.-

3rd prize: A travel voucher from Arrow Tours Münsingen worth CHF 500.-

4-6 Price: Photo book vouchers from CEWE

Challenge your luck and act as a jury. The drawing from all entries will take place on Sunday, May 25, 2017 at 16.00 p.m.

1st prize: Nikon camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1898.-

2nd prize. FUJI camera with zoom lens worth CHF 1299.-