Oxford German Olympiad 2020 | White Rose Project School and University Prizes

The White Rose Project is delighted to have partnered with the Oxford German Network for the 2020 Oxford German Olympiad nationwide competition!

The deadline for all Round 2 tasks is 12 noon, Friday 24th April 2020. The prizegiving ceremony will take place in Oxford in June, and winning entrants will be invited to attend with a guest. There are two White Rose Project competition tasks: one for VIth formers (or equivalent) and one for university students. Find out more below. Please address any queries to the Olympiad Coordinator at  olympiad@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

The White Rose Project Writing Competition
Competition open to
pupils in years 12 and 13 (or equivalent)
Prize: £100. The winning essay will also be featured on the White Rose Project website.

Find out about the White Rose resistance group (die Weiße Rose) and write an essay in German (max. 350 words): „Was können wir heute noch von der Weißen Rose lernen?“

You can find out more about the group here and on the White Rose Project website. For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form

The White Rose Project Translation Competition
Competition open to
undergraduates (second year and above) and postgraduates of German studying at a British or Irish university.
Prize:
£100. The winning translation will also be featured on the White Rose Project website.

Writing Resistance – ‘Flugblattentwurf von Christoph Probst’ (1943)
(Please download the draft of the leaflet here.) Each submission should consist of two parts:

  1. Produce a translation into English of the draft leaflet written by Christoph Probst in January 1943. Had it been completed and printed, it would have been the seventh leaflet produced by the White Rose group.
  2. Write a commentary on the text (max. 400 words), in English or German,
    referring both to the leaflet itself (its style and historical references) and your approach to translating it.

The competition will be judged by members of The White Rose Project. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. For full details of the competition, download the entry guidelines. Enter using the online form.

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