Step into German with Joris – Germany’s Newcomer of the Year

The winners of our Joris contest spent an incredible week in Germany. They met Joris in person and even got to sleep in their idol's bed;-) This was just one of many surprises we had in store for Nathalie and Nathan from Manlius-Fayetteville High School.

The winning videos

Thank you all for participating in this year’s music video contest! We received close to 100 entries and almost all the videos were a lot of fun to watch. So as you can imagine it was an almost impossible task to select the Top 10 videos from such an impressive list. We totally understand that some of you who did not make the final cut have been very disappointed after spending so much time on producing your video. But be assured that we really appreciate your time and effort!

It was up to Joris to choose the Grand Prize winner and we think his selection perfectly demonstrates what the Step into German contest is all about: the video produced by Nathalie Shearer and Nathan Adler is funny, creative and a wonderful interpretation of Joris’ music.

Nathalie Shearer & Nathan Adler, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, New York

Our congratulations also go Kate Stewart, the German teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius HS in Manlius, NY who encouraged her students to participate in the contest.

In July, the winners will travel to Germany where they will spend two exciting days in Berlin, exploring all the great sights Germany’s capital has to offer. Then it’s off to Erfurt to meet Norman Sinn aka Bates. The singer/songwriter will take our winners on an unforgettable tour through the “city at the heart of Europe”.

The highlight of the trip will be a sold-out Joris concert in a real Bavarian castle. And the artist can’t wait to meet in person the students who created their little Joris masterpiece!

Please check our website in January for information on our 2017 Step into German music contest. We don’t want to give the details away quite yet but we can guarantee the winners will be in for another treat!!!

2. Matt Dai et al., Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, New York

3. Becket Gourlay & Carly Storro, Conval High School, Peterborough, New Hampshire

4. Brenda Paulina & García Estrada, Preparatoria de Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

5. Emma Gardner, Vergennes Union High School, Vergennes, Vermon

What are the prizes & what are the rules?

The Grand Prize: A trip for two to Germany in the summer of 2016, including airfare and seven nights accommodation.

In Germany the winners will
  • Spend two days in Berlin, Germany’s coolest city
  • Explore Erfurt, the city at the heart of Germany and Europe
  • Experience Joris live in concert
  • Meet the artist!

2nd Prize: one iPad Air (16 GB) for up to two students

3rd – 5th Prizes: one item of your choice for up to two students from Joris’ online store:

Download the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 117 KB)