The Goethe Institut has announced the start of the 21st annual Award of Excellence contest, and for the first time, students can take part on their own instead of having to be part of a participating classroom. Every year a new topic is chosen that portrays some aspect of contemporary German life. Previous themes have covered food, fashion, and music, but this year it is all about the German auto industry.
In order to participate, you must be a middle school or high school student in the United States or Canada and complete an online quiz that corresponds with a 15 minute video on the chosen topic. Teachers that choose to have their whole class participate can show the video in class and then have the students go online at school or at home to answer the questions. 10 students with the best results will win a trip to Germany where they will experience the culture first hand and will receive special language courses during their visit.
Also for the first time this year, teachers who chose to have their classes participate will be entered into a raffle where they have a chance to win a trip to Germany to take part in the Goethe Institut’s teacher program.
This year’s contest is open until December 14, 2012 and if you are interested in entering, visit the source link below to watch the video and enter.
Source: Goethe Institut