Annual German Embassy Essay Contest – Deadline April 30

The deadline for the German Embassy’s annual essay contest is April 30! The topics are listed below, but be sure to click on the link to read further details about the contest. Good luck!

German Inventions

From the first bicycle to the coffee filter to the mp3: throughout history there are numerous examples of German inventions used in today’s everyday life. Many are not known to have come from Germany. Pick a German invention that you see in your daily life and tell us why it is important. Is it only useful for you or for others, too? Did you know it was German? Who invented it and why? Is that all the inventor is known for?

70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Berlin Airlift. This unprecedented humanitarian action to supply the needs of over 2 million West Berliners through air transport is often called the first battle of the Cold War. It is also often used to underscore the long history of the German-American partnership. Why did all the countries involved in the Berlin Airlift think it was so important to keep West Berlin supplied? Does this historical event still play an important role in the transatlantic partnership? Why or why not?

Essays must be in English.
300 words or fewer for grades 3-5; 500 words for grades 6-12.
Students may submit only one essay per person.

For more information, click here.