2014 ‘Step Into German’ Video Contest Focuses On Hamburg

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


Each year the Goethe Institut holds a “Step Into German” video contest for Middle School and High School students in America in which a certain aspect of Germany is to be highlighted.  Last year’s contest focused on an aspect of the German language, but this year the Goethe Institut has teamed up with the band Tonbandgerät to center the contest around their hometown of Hamburg.

In no more than three minutes, contestants are encouraged to highlight aspects of Hamburg’s culture, whether that is the music scene, sports, shopping, its reputation as a lively port city, etc., and why they would want to visit the German city and meet the members of Tonbandgerät.

The winner of the video contest will spend a week, with a friend, in Hamburg during the summer and it won’t be an ordinary trip.  Tonbandgerät will take the winner on an exclusive tour of Hamburg, including spots far off the beaten track.  Whether the winner’s interest are sports or shopping, Tonbandgerät will take them on a specially catered tour of the city.

Other prizes include an iPad, iPod Touch, German CDs, Hamburg souvenirs, and more.  Videos must be submitted by April 15, 2014.  For all the rules and submission details, head over to the “Step Into German” video contest page.


Sources: Goethe Institut

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