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Oxford German Olympiad 2021: Round 2

Oxford German Olympiad 2021:

 ROUND 2

Closing date for all Round 2 entries is Thursday 11 March 2021.

You can enter one or more of the four competitions below. Please take note of the respective age restrictions.

Round 1 and Round 2 are separate competitions. You can enter both, but do not need to have completed Round 1 in order to enter Round 2.

Entries should be submitted via the online form. Please note that we cannot accept postal or email entries. Entries received by post, by email or after the deadline will not be considered.

All winners will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Covid-19 lockdown measures permitting. More information to follow.

 If you have any questions or queries please contact the Olympiad Coordinator at  olympiad@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

There's still time to also enter Round 1 of the Oxford German Olympiad 2021!

 

Die "Goldenen Zwanziger Jahre": Wird sich die Geschichte im 21. Jahrhundert wiederholen?

Competition open to pupils in years 10 to 13
Prize: £100

Task:
A deadly pandemic - with an estimated 20 to 50 million dying of the Spanish flu -, the rise of right-wing ideologies, political instability, financial crises. There are intriguing parallels between the beginning of the 20th century and the 21st century. In the twenties of the last century, Germany (like many other Western countries) experienced a period of economic prosperity and cultural dynamism dubbed "Die Goldenen Zwanziger Jahre" ("The Roaring Twenties"). Do you think history will repeat itself this century?

Write a blog post or essay (in German, max. 350 words) explaining your view.

For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form

 

 

The White Rose Project - Sophie Scholl (1921-1943)

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sophie Scholl's birth on 9 May 1921. Sophie Scholl was part of the White Rose resistance circle (Die Weiße Rose) - a group that secretly wrote, printed, and distributed leaflets calling on the German people to resist Hitler. Sophie was a central member of the group, helping to obtain resources and distributing the leaflets at great personal risk.

Sophie Scholl - Comic or Graphic Novel

Competition open to pupils in years 10 and 11 (age 14-16).
Prize: £100. The winning entry will also be featured on the White Rose Project website.

Task: Create a comic or short graphic novel in German telling the story of Sophie Scholl (max. 4 sides of A4).

 

You can find out more about Sophie Scholl here and on the White Rose Project website.

The competition will be judged by members of The White Rose Project. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form

 

Sophie Scholl - Letter

Competition open to pupils in years 12 and 13 (age 16-18).
Prize:
£100. The winning entry will also be featured on the White Rose Project website.

Task: Write a letter in German telling the story of Sophie Scholl's life and/or legacy (max. 300 words). The letter can be addressed to anyone you choose.

You can find out more about Sophie Scholl here and on the White Rose Project website.

The competition will be judged by members of The White Rose Project. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form

 

White Rose Project:

The White Rose Project is a research and outreach initiative at the University of Oxford telling the story of the White Rose (Weiße Rose) resistance group in the UK. It currently works in collaboration with the Munich-based Weiße Rose Stiftung, whose mission is to uphold the resistance group’s memory and ‘to contribute to civic courage and individual responsibility and to promote democratic consciousness’.

 

 

Camden House Book Proposal

Competition open to postgraduates and early-career researchers at a UK or Irish university
Prize: £250 and consideration for publication with Camden House.

Task:
Submit a book proposal for a book that would fit the profile established by Camden House in German studies. In association with Camden House.

For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form

 

 

 

The Oxford German Network is grateful for the support of the following:
 
Founding Partners:
Jesus College, Oxford
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Magdalen College School, Oxford
BMW Group Plant Oxford
 
Patrons:
Ferreras Willetts Family
 
Donor of the German Classic Prize: Jonathan Gaisman QC
 
The Oxford German Network gratefully acknowledges
the generous support of ALL and ISMLA to the Oxford German Olympiad
 
 
 
The Oxford German Network is also grateful for the generous donation of prizes by the following:
 
Austrian Cultural Forum London
Blackwell UK Ltd.
Camden House (Boydell & Brewer)
Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
German Embassy London
Goethe Institut, London
Oxford University Press
Penguin Books
Schweizer Alpen-Club SAC
 
 
The Oxford German Network would like to thank the Bodleian Libraries for permission to use the Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library.