Writing Competition 2012


Europe – What next? Your Advice to Angela and/or David


Please send us your advice to Angela and David. It may be in writing or in any audio/visual format. Please limit written contributions to 1,000 words (in English or German) and audio/visual material to 5 minutes 100x100cm.

Awards: Placements at Cultural and Art Institutions in Berlin during summer 2013; Summer Course Grants at German Universities in 2013; Book Prizes.

Deadline: 8 November 2012

Eligibility: All undergraduate and postgraduate students registered for a Bachelors/Masters/PhD degree at a UK university, except German nationals.

How to take part: Once you have completed your work, please fill in our online registration form. You may either upload your work or send it in by post to the address below. Please also ensure you have your CV ready to upload. It is needed in case you are awarded a placement.

Prize-giving 22 November 2012

A big THANK YOU goes to everybody who participated in this year’s competition “Europe – what next?”.
Where is Europe heading? Is it spiralling out of control? Do we need to redefine European values? What should a young European aspire to? Imagine you were an advisor to Angela and/or David. What should they tell the next generation of Europeans?

These were some of the questions the 30 participants from across the UK tried to answer. Some took on the role of an advisor to Angela or David, others composed traditional essays, and a small number of submissions addressed the topic with artistic means including film media and a collage. The standard was, once again, very high and it was a difficult task for the jury to pick the three lucky winners.

One of the winners was Brian Shaw who wrote a letter to Angela Merkel. Click here to access the Winner Brochure and his competition entry.

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