Discover and shape Europe in a creative and learning way - this is the aim of the European competition, which will take place for the 66th time in 2019. With 85,000 participants a year in around 1,300 schools throughout Germany, it has not only been the oldest but also one of the most renowned competitions for schoolchildren in Germany since it was founded in 1953.
From the first grade to the Abitur, all pupils are invited to submit creative contributions on current European topics. There are no limits to their imagination - pictures, photos, collages, books, texts, essays, speeches, video clips and animated films, interviews, comics, music, media campaigns and online contributions: Everything is welcome! Since 2014, school classes from different countries in Europe have also been able to submit competition entries together.
The competition calls for an in-depth examination of European topics and questions in the classroom and pursues the goal of strengthening the idea of Europe. The task and methodology offer teachers a concrete opportunity to develop the European dimension in teaching. The topics show where European references are effective and in which fields European decisions are required. They also make it clear that in many cases only joint action promises success.
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Participation is open to all students enrolled at a high school in Germany, and from all grades.
There are no associated fees with participating in this competition.
Different modules have varying levels of required technical ability (adjusted accordingly to different grades and age groups). The topics can be edited completely freely. Whether image, collage or text, self-composed music, comic or graphic story, speech or poetry slam, sculpture or street art, video, social media art, poster series or theater play - being creative and imaginative is key.
The amount of time dedicated to the competition tasks and projects (in addition to any possible preparatory work) is at the discretion of the participant. This is also subject to variability depending on particular age group and corresponding module that the entrant has been assigned.
For the European competition, registration is online at www.anmeldung-ew.de - this must be done in liaison with a teacher at the participant's enrolled school. If you are under 16, your guardians must give their consent. If you've done group work with others, you do not sign up individually, but together. A person can enter the details of the work and all group members. If you are under the age of 16, your guardians should previously give their consent in writing. You can do that on the information sheet for pupils.
This document remains with the teacher, but must be provided on request. Please note: A group work can only be submitted if all members have informed consent. If a person does not submit them, they will not be considered contestants. If all details are complete, a registration form (PDF) can be printed out or sent. This form is given to the teacher (in duplicate) to send it to the national jury with the competition work.