Since 1987, the National Centre for Civic Education has organized this competition annually in cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate Landtag. It is aimed at all Rhineland-Palatinate youth between the ages of 13 and 20: to pupils, trainees and young professionals - but of course also as animators to join the teachers; because many of the topics can be optimally integrated into the lessons.
Group, class and individual papers can be submitted for each of the three given topics relating to current socio-political events. In the form of the presentation, all participants have the choice between a text work and a visual or media processing - the imaginative imagination knows no bounds.
A jury judges all submitted works separately according to the school type and age of the participants. The awarding of the first and second prizes always takes place shortly before the summer holidays in Mainz.
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Historically, in the student and youth competition of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament and the State Office for Civic Education, a total of 1,059 young people from all over Rhineland-Palatinate participated with 221 works. Only 18 works are award winning.
There are no associated costs with participating in this program.
Winning submissions must show an extraordinary amount of creativity, quality and dedication, but can range from elaborate artistic-creative works, great videos, creatively designed websites, DVDs and CD-ROMs to excellent text works and radio plays.
Participation is flexible in terms of time - therefore the amount of time dedicated to the competition project(s) is at the discretion of the participant.
A physical application must be submitted in writing before sending the competition entry to: Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz,
At Kronberger Hof 6, 55116 Mainz
Contact: Dieter Gube
Telephone 0 61 31 - 16 40 98