Speakers’ contest "The Power of Language"

Die Macht der Sprache - Copyright Goethe-Institut
Die Macht der Sprache - Copyright Goethe-Institut
Political and emotional soapbox speeches held by visitors to “The power of language” festival. What did our visitors have to say about the G8 summit, multilingualism and the subject of “love”? Here, we present the winners to you.

Politicians, rebels and romantics. Everyone had the chance to try out their rhetorical skills, speaking off the cuff in front of the camera.

And more than 50 courageous speakers did just that in the Academy of Arts.
In the evening, there was a reception at which the prizes were ceremonially awarded by the jury. The members of the jury were Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach (President of the Goethe-Institut), Dr. Heinz-Rudi Spiegel (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of the Sciences and Humanities in Germany), Sabine Hartert (Deutsche Welle) and Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell (Goethe-Institut).

The winners

All four of the winners, Sean Prieske from Bad Oldesloe, Ana Maria Baracaldo from the USA, Lucie Maignan from France and Hanna Leibold from Berlin, are still school students, and they impressed the jury with their authenticity.


Sean Prieske
  DSL or Broadband
  Modem or ISDN
  WMV, 4:19 Min.
1. Platz
Sean Prieske
Speech on the G8 summit at Heiligendamm
Political speech




Ana-Maria Baracaldo
  DSL or Broadband
  Modem or ISDN
  WMV, 1:35 Min.
2. Platz
Ana-Maria Baracaldo
Multilingualism
Emotional Speech




Lucie Maignan und Hanna Leibold
  DSL or Broadband
  Modem or ISDN
  WMV, 0:35 Min.
3. Platz
Lucie Maignan und Hanna Leibold
Friendship and love are international
Declaration of Love



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