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Beyond the Classroom: Youth Competitions Offer More

National competitions offer young people different opportunities than regular classroom work for realizing their ideas and discovering their talents. This applies in particular to scientific experiments and technological developments and, of course, to the areas of art, culture and music. In order to arouse young people's interest in science and research, the BMBF supports a variety of competitions.

Youth competitions set new goals for academic studies by young people. The great interest in the BMBF-funded competitions and the numerous - and impressive - submissions show how much curiosity and talent our schools can boast. Special talents are given special support: In the competitions, young people can discover the appeal and fascination of science, academia and research. Successful participation in such competitions can help young people obtain a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation).

Youth competitions promote talent. They young people discover strengths and potential areas of study. Many former prizewinners feel that participation in competition was of great importance for their academic careers. But this long-term effect has less to do with the subject of the competition; prizewinners benefitted most from the experiences they were able to gain by persevering in the face of specific problems, organizing their own work, and coping with frustration.

Youth Competitions in the field of Cultural Education

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    "lyrix" - School Competition for Poets with Class

    The goal of the project, which was developed by Deutschlandradio and the Deutschen Philologenverband, is to excite students in Years 5 through 13 about poetry.
     read more: "lyrix" - School Competition for Poets with Class
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/21807.php)
  • Poster for the national competition Treffen junge Musik-Szene

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    National Competition "Treffen Junge Musikszene"

    "Treffen junge Musik-Szene" is a national music competition hosted by the Berliner Festspiele and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The annual competition is open to soloists, duos, and bands between the ages of 11 and 21. Young musicians are invited to submit up to three original songs in any style: from folk to hiphop, jazz to pop, metal, funk, and everything in between. The competition offers young people the opportunity to share their talents in a public concert and take part in workshops with trained professionals.
     read more: National Competition "Treffen Junge Musikszene"
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/12586.php)
  • Poster of the national competition Treffen junger Autoren

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    National Competition "Treffen Junger Autoren"

    "Treffen junger Autoren" is a national literary competition hosted by the Berliner Festspiele and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The annual competition is open to authors between the ages of 11 and 21. These young authors are invited to submit their own writing on any topic and in any form: poetry, prose, drama, essay, reportage, miniatures or collages. The authors of the winning texts are invited to present their texts at a public reading and take part in workshops with trained professionals.
     read more: National Competition "Treffen Junger Autoren"
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/12579.php)
  • Composition Workshop April 2013: Whether 9 or 19 years old, in the composition workshops young colleagues compose, exchange ideas, and learn from each other.

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    German National Composition Competition

    The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been funding the German National Composition Competition since 1985. The competition is organized on an annual basis by the Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland e.V. It targets young people of school age who are interested in chamber music, piano music or other fields of music and enjoy composing music. The focus is on encouraging young talent.
     read more: German National Composition Competition
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/12363.php)
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    "up-and-coming" International Film Festival in Hannover

    Wanted: films which are new, fresh, imaginative, unusual, outrageous, humorous, provocative, low-budget, off-budget, experimental, feature, documentary, narrative, animation, short, long. The up-and-coming International Film Festival, held every two years in Hannover, gives young people up to the age of 27 a chance to explore their talents in the art of filmmaking.
     read more: "up-and-coming" International Film Festival in Hannover
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/12645.php)
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    National Competition "Theatertreffen der Jugend"

    Theatertreffen der Jugend is a national theatre competition hosted by the Berliner Festspiele and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The annual competition is open to school, fringe, or youth club based theatre groups with school-aged performers. It offers young people the opportunity to share their talents in a public staging and take part in workshops with trained professionals.
     read more: National Competition "Theatertreffen der Jugend"
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/12583.php)

Youth Competitions in the field of Natural Sciences

Further Youth Competitions

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    German National Foreign Language Competition

    Be it in Latin, English, French or Japanese - school students and trainees with a talent and enthusiasm for foreign languages can find a huge selection of competitions in the German National Foreign Language Competition, which is funded by the BMBF.
     read more: German National Foreign Language Competition
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/13697.php)
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    Competition for Democratic Citizenship

    The BMBF has been funding the Competition for Democratic Citizenship since 1989. It is open to all general schools in Germany. The motto of the competition is "Said and Done!". The competition seeks examples of democracy both inside and outside of schools. School students are called upon to submit topics and projects which strengthen independent democratic action.
     read more: Competition for Democratic Citizenship
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/13699.php)
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    European Competition

    The European Competition is rich in tradition. It is a creative, topical competition relating to the activities of the European Union. School students of all ages can submit creative, artistic or written pieces of work. In addition to the subject areas of German and the fine arts, the BMBF-funded competition also invites entries from other subject areas such as history, political science, geography, religion and ethics. Cooperation with European partners or partner schools on competition projects in strongly encouraged.
     read more: European Competition
    (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/13999.php)

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