Oxford German Olympiad 2022:
Round 2 is now closed. Closing date for all Round 2 entries was Thursday 10 March 2022.
You may enter only one of the Round 2 competitions below. Please note the respective age restrictions.
Round 1 and Round 2 are separate competitions. You may enter both, but do not need to have entered 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, in June 2022.
Celebrating 75 Years of British-German Town Twinnings (1947-2022)
A competition for schools sponsored by the British German Association and the Oxford-Bonn Link.
Competition open to pupils in years 9 - 12 (age 13-17)
First Prize: £100 Second Prize: £50
This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the twinning between the City of Oxford and the City of Bonn. It was one of the four first twinnings between British and German cities, forming a beacon of post-war city friendship in 1947. Many other UK-German twinnings followed.
Town Twinning Time Capsule / Zeitkapsel Städtepartnerschaft
"Select a Town Twinning of your choice linking a town or city in the UK with a town or city in Germany. Draw, or provide photographs of, 10 things related to each city (20 in total) for two identical Town Twinning Time Capsules, one to be buried in the British town or city and one in the German town or city. Provide a brief summary of the Twinning, and for each item an explanation in English and German of what the drawing/photo represents and why the item has been put in the capsule." (300 – 500 words in total).
For some resources to help with this task, click here.
Competition open to pupils in years 12 and 13 or equivalent (age 16-18).
Prize: £100. The winning entry will also be featured on the White Rose Project website.
The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’) was a group of students and a professor in Munich that wrote and distributed leaflets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the first four White Rose pamphlets, written and printed over the course of two weeks in the summer of 1942.
"The White Rose resistance circle wrote a series of leaflets calling on Germans to resist Nazism. Many of the leaflets include quotations, from plays, philosophy, and even a line from a song. Write a blog post in German (max. 350 words) about a quotation that inspires you. How might that quotation inspire others to make the world a better place?"
To take a look at the leaflets and for some resources to help with this task, please go to the White Rose Project website.
The competition will be judged by members of the White Rose Project and the Weiße Rose Stiftung in Munich. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The Oxford German Network is grateful for the support of the following:
Jesus College, Oxford
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Magdalen College School, Oxford
BMW Group Plant Oxford
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
White Rose Project
The Oxford German Network would like to thank the Bodleian Libraries for permission to use the Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library.