AI Assist: Discover the exciting new MAXQDA add-on – now available for free!

Share a moment from your research journey

Working on a research project brings you to places you might never have discovered otherwise. We would love to hear about your experiences and invite you to participate in the annual MAXQDA Photo Competition.

The top 5 photos will win a 1-year MAXQDA Analytics Pro license and a 100-Euro budget for the Ecosia Tree Store to spend on the trees of their choice.

And it is easy as pie. You can either share your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PictureYourResearch and mention @maxqda. Or you submit it using the form below. Please also share some background information on the picture and the research project you are working on.

The contest is open for your submissions 9-30 August 2022. So, get those cameras out and get snapping. We are looking forward to seeing a glimpse of your research world.

Previous winners

Eligibility requirements

  • Who is eligible to participate in the contest?
    • The MAXQDA Photo Competition is open to all regardless of age, gender or nationality.
    • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
    • The contest is not open to employees of VERBI GmbH or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
  • When can photos be handed in?
    • Photos for this year’s MAXQDA Photo Competition can be submitted 1-21 August 2022.
  • How are the winners selected?
    • An internal MAXQDA jury will select the top 5 of all entrants. The selection is made in September 2022. The winners are contacted shortly after.
  • How do winners receive their awards?
    • The MAXQDA team will contact the winners directly to provide details about the 1-year MAXQDA Analytics Pro license. The budget for the Ecosia Tree Store is managed by the MAXQDA team. The winners can decide what trees the budget is spent on. They receive a certificate on the purchase. None of the budget is cashed out to the winners.
  • How is the entrants’ personal information handled?
    • The MAXQDA Photo contest is managed by VERBI GmbH. Users can participate in the contest through the MAXQDA website or the MAXQDA Instagram channel VERBI GmbH collects the following personal information:

      • First name

      • Last name

      • Instagram name (when participating in the contest through Instagram)

      • Email

      • Photo submitted

      • Background information on the photo submitted

    • VERBI GmbH uses the entrants’ contact details (first name, last name, Instagram name, email) to keep them updated on the MAXQDA Photo Contest, or to request feedback. The content generated by the entrants (photo submitted and background info on photo submitted) can be re-used, shared and edited (cropped, slight setting adjustments, etc.) in online and offline media.
    • If entrants would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to
    • By entering the contest entrants confirm to have full rights on the photo submitted and have asked permission form persons, locations, etc. in the photo submitted. VERBI GmbH cannot be hold accountable for any violation of personal rights related the content generated by the entrants (photo submitted and background info on photo submitted).
    • VERBI GmbH acknowledges that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
    • More information is available in VERBI’s Website Privacy Statement.