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Oxford German Olympiad 2024: Round 2

Oxford German Olympiad 2024:

 ROUND 2

This competition is now closed. Closing date for all Round 2 entries was Thursday 7 March 2024 at noon.

Results will be announced here in June 2024. Winners will be contacted by e-mail.

You can enter only one of the tasks 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.

Winners and runners-up will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, in June 2024.

 If you have any questions 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 2022!

 

Oxford German Network Task

Competition open to pupils in years 9 - 12 (age 13-17)
First Prize: £100 Second Prize: £50 Third Prize: £25

Entrants should choose one of the following two topics:

1) "Brauchen wir jemanden, an den wir glauben können?" Write an essay or create a video presentation (300-500 words or max. 5 minutes).

2) "Mode für das Jahr 2025." Create a portfolio with text (300 - 400 words).

 

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

 

 

The White Rose Prize: Einen Brief schreiben

Competition open to pupils in years 12 and 13 or equivalent (age 16-18).

Prize: £100 and a copy of Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets by Alexandra Lloyd (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2022). 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.

Write a letter in German telling the story of the White Rose resistance circle and/or its legacy (max. 300 words). The letter can be addressed to anyone you choose.

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. 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:

In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose), a group that secretly wrote and distributed leaflets calling on the Germans to resist Hitler. 

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 university
Prize: £300 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.
British-German Association
Camden House (Boydell & Brewer)
Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
German Embassy London
Goethe Institut, London
Oxford-Bonn Link
Penguin Books
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.