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German Classics Prize

A German Classic: An Essay Prize for Sixth-Formers

The 2019 round of the competition is now closed. We'll advertise the next round here in the spring of 2020.

The essay prize competition 'A German Classic' was launched in 2017 thanks to a generous donation by Jonathan Gaisman, QC. The competition is designed to celebrate a different literary classic each year and encourage in-depth study by creating a wide range of resources that open up different perspectives on the concerns at the heart of the work. The links to interviews and discussions, articles and performances remain available on our website to inspire ongoing interest in these works beyond the year of the competition.