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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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