German-American Day Essay Contest For High School Students
Sponsored by: Indiana German Heritage Society
Deadline: October 31, 2019
“The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Reunification, and the Impact of the U.S.”
1st prize: $ 300.00, 2nd prize: $ 200.00, 3rd prize: $ 100.00
Several prizes for runner-ups
On the occasion of German-American Day (October 6), the Indiana German Heritage Society is sponsoring an essay contest for Indiana high school students. Participants do not have to be currently enrolled in a German class in order to be eligible. However, they should be able to write a brief biographical statement in German.
Description: This year, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, travel restrictions for East Germans wishing to travel to the West were lifted. The“Fall of the Berlin Wall” marks the beginning of the peaceful end of the Cold War and was a highly significant moment in world history. To commemorate this event, the IGHS is accepting essay contest entries which examine America’s impact on divided Germany and the Fall of the Wall. The winning essay will be published in the Spring 2020 Newsletter. In your essay, examine America’s role in bringing down the Berlin Wall and ending Germany’s division. What stance did American politicians and (even American pop stars) take regarding the Berlin Wall? What did they do and what effects did this have? Cite specific historical events, speeches and/or performances and include an analysis of how these helped bring down the Wall. You may link these to the present and also address the question: How has the US-German relationship changed since the Fall of the Wall?
Evaluation: Factual evidence/research, analysis, creativity, writing style will be considered equally. The quality of the personal statement (in German) and power point will also be considered.
Submit entries electronically to:
Submit entries to Dr. Wendy Westphal, Marian University German Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
German-American Day Essay Contest For College Students
Sponsored by: Indiana German Heritage Society (IGHS) & IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center
Deadline: Returning in 2020
1st prize: $350, 2nd prize: $250, 3rd prize: $150 Prizes for runner-ups
Submit entries to:
Dr. Claudia Grossmann
IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center
email@example.com, Ph. (317) 274-3943