Competition

Competition BALTIC RESEARCHERS

Timeline: 10.03.-10.05.2014 Participating countries: Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Russia

About the Competition

The new competition "Baltic Researchers" begins! It follows the competition "Baltic Talent" that took place last Autumn and Winter.

Are you 14 to 17 years old? Then take part in the competition and win a trip to the Baltic Language Camp in Germany in September 2014! Do you know any special Baltic Sea professions? Are you well acquainted with facts and figures on the Baltic Sea? Or do you have an idea for a great environmental action on the Baltic Sea? Young people from 6 countries can participate in this competition and win one of 30 scholarships.

It is an Individual Competition

You take part in the competition alone. Group contributions are not possible because each scholarship that can be won is only for one person. In the summer of 2014 you are to be 14 to 17 years old, so you can also use the scholarship for the Baltic Language Camp.

Here are the Tasks

Choose a task and send us your contribution in the German language.

1. "Baltic Sea Profession"
Discover a traditional or innovative Baltic Sea profession and present it creatively in a PowerPoint presentation. It would be best if you use this Term: "What has ... to do with the Baltic Sea?" For example: "What has a fisherman/ environmental researcher/... to do with the Baltic Sea?"
In your presentation, you can show the tools or typical working materials and introduce the workplace, the tasks and the commitment of this person. Do you already have an idea?
Format: PowerPoint presentation, 3 to 5 slides



2. "The Baltic Sea in Facts and Figures"
Find out what these numbers mean, and put them into the gaps.
Download: Die Ostsee in Zahlen und Fakten
Text with gaps to fill in.



3. "My Recycled Product"
Plastic waste is one of the biggest problems of the Baltic Sea.
Be creative and present us your ecological invention made of plastic waste. It may be something practical, such as a new object, or an art object just as well. Send us your manufacturing instructions in the German language, with photos. In the instructions, you will have to explain what materials or tools you used. Send us your object with its description, answering the questions: How does it work? What can it be used for?
Format: Instructions with photographs
(text and photo)


4. "My Idea for Environmental Action"
Present us your idea for a great and effective environmental action on the Baltic Sea. Be creative! You should of course explore a little the environmental problems of the Baltic Sea beforehand: on this website you will find lots of information and materials to do so. Describe your idea for an environmental action on one page of text.
Format: Text of up to 1 page in standard A4 format


Important to know:
The jury looks at how well you use the German language and how original is your contribution.


To get involved:

  1. Choose a task.
  2. Work on your task unassisted. Attention: You are to create your own contribution for the competition. You can not use text, pictures or photos that you found on the internet!
  3. Send your contribution to:


    Titel des Beitrags:*
    Motivation:*
    Warum bewirbst du dich um ein Stipendium?
    Beitrag hochladen:*


    Textdokumente, Bilder, PowerPoints, keine Videos! (maximal: 5 MB pro Datei)
    Vorname:*
    Name:*
    Alter:*
    Klasse:*
    Schule:*
    Land:*
    Ort/Stadt:*
    Adresse:*
    E-Mail-Adresse:*
    Teilnahme-
    bedingungen:*
    Hiermit bestätige ich, dass ich die Teilnahmebedingungen gelesen und verstanden habe.
    Ja
    Datenschutz-
    erklärung: /
    Data Protection
    Declaration*
    Ich bestätige, die Datenschutzerklärung/ Data Protection Declaration samt der dort enthaltenen Einwilligungserklärung gelesen zu haben und willige hiermit entsprechend ein.
    Ja

    * Pflichtfeld

    To be Eligible to Participate

    1. You can take part in the competition if you are a student at a school in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia , Finland , Russia.
    2. You take part alone (group contributions are not possible).
    3. You must be 14 to 17 years of age, so that you can accept the scholarship for a Baltic Language Camp in the summer of 2014.
    4. For students under 16 years: Before we publish your contribution, we will ask you for a written parental permission.
    5. You have to create your competition entry yourself. You can not post text, pictures or use photos that you have found on the internet!
    6. A jury will decide on the winners. The decision of the jury is binding on all participants and can not be challenged. With the submission of the contribution, you agree to the terms and conditions.

What You Can Win

The winners of the competition will take part in a week-long Baltic Youth Camp in September 2014 in Germany. There you will meet students from many countries. You will learn German, participate in campaigns on environmental issues and discuss the problems of the Baltic Sea with young people in Germany.

There are also many other prizes to win: music CDs and a variety of small gifts. The winners of the competition will be notified by e-mail.

Assessment Procedure

A jury will assess the contributions according to the following criteria:
  • Creativity
  • Quality of the contribution
  • Linguistic skills of the participants
The closing date is the 10.05.2014.We are looking forward to your contributions!

To be Eligible to Participate

  1. You can take part in the competition if you are a student at a school in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia , Finland , Russia.
  2. You take part alone (group contributions are not possible).
  3. You must be 14 to 17 years of age, so that you can accept the scholarship for a Baltic Language Camp in the summer of 2014.
  4. For students under 16 years: Before we publish your contribution, we will ask you for a written parental permission.
  5. You have to create your competition entry yourself. You can not post text, pictures or use photos that you have found on the internet!
  6. A jury will decide on the winners. The decision of the jury is binding on all participants and can not be challenged. With the submission of the contribution, you agree to the terms and conditions.
Mit der Einreichung des Beitrags erklärst du dich mit den Teilnahmebedingungen einverstanden.

Any Questions?

Do you have any questions about the competition? Then you can send us an e-mail to:
ostseeforscher@goethe.de