Feb 14, 2019

DAAD/IMLR: Writing and Video Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Switzerland
Multiple Competition


The competition is not only about written texts: everyone eligible to register should send a video alongside the written script. Catch an inspirational moment on screen, whether you have already gained experience in the art of film-making or are just about to start your very first short film!

Find out about historical or current traces of German-language culture in your area. Maybe an Austrian writer, painter or musician has immortalised your region? Or perhaps the house a few streets down the road is built by a Swiss-German architect? Do you often pass the German Bio-Laden or church in your borough? And unexpectedly, you have a neighbour with Romanian-German roots? Once you start looking, you’ll find more than you expect!

Loads of ideas now? Are you ready to start and prepare your video? Here's a little advice on what the competition entry should be like...

The video should mainly capture what makes the ‘trace’ special. How is it connected to German, Austrian or Swiss culture?

The short film should feature German-language dialogue or voice-over and not exceed 3 minutes. The judges will be looking for creativity and language use - rather than technical ability. In other words, any learner of German can participate. You will be asked to send in a written version of the spoken words together with the film.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Minimum Technical Skill Needed

The competition is open to

- students at secondary schools/ Sixth Form Colleges
- undergraduates
- postgraduates
- German mother tongue speakers and
- anybody else who feels up to the challenge!