About the Essay Contest


The German Information Center USA fulfills the public diplomacy mission of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. To encourage American students to get to know modern Germany, the German Embassy provides classroom materials to educators in the United States.

The purpose of the essay contest is to familiarize students with today’s Germany. In addition, the contest offers students and their teachers an opportunity to discuss traditional and modern German culture, language and society.

Detailed contest information such as rules, deadlines and the essay questions can be found below on this webpage

All entries must be submitted electronically by April 15, 2023.

There will be three grade groupings for the contest: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners will receive prizes and certificates. By entering this contest, permission is given for essays to appear on this website (www.Germany.info), as well as the German Embassy’s newsletters and social media channels.

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