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Creative Writing competition for all learners and lovers of German

After the successes of the last three years’ competitions jointly organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the IMLR, we would like to inform you about the launch of the next creative writing competition for all learners and lovers of German.  Please read the details below:

This year, the task ties in with the 500th anniversary of Luther’s publication of his 95 theses that sparked the Reformation. Put yourself in the shoes of a time-travelling spy: you overhear a conversation between Luther or one of his German, Austrian or Swiss contemporaries (real or imagined) and a figure from public life in 2017 Britain.

The competition is open to students at secondary schools, sixth-formers, undergraduates, postgraduates and anybody else who feels up to the challenge! Submissions are welcome from single authors and from pairs of contributors, and they must be submitted online. The only two rules: the dialogue must be written in German and it must not be longer than 350 words. The deadline for this event is Monday 23 October 2017.

The online portal to submit dialogue contributions will be open from 6 October. For any queries in the meantime, please contact Vanessa.

A prize-giving event will take place on Monday, 11 December 2017, in London. The prizes include a workshop with translation and theatre practitioners, book prizes and VIP guided tours through exhibitions in London.

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