Hong Kong

covid und ich © Goethe-Institut Hongkong

The last 1.5 years have been a challenging time. And our situation remains unchanged for the time being: We wear masks, our hands are dry after using disinfectant and some of us haven't seen our friends and families for ages. We attended school classes in our living room, worked in the kitchen and spent a lot of time with our family in a very small space. Sometimes we were locked up - isolated and the fear of being infected became huge. So what does that do to us - as a society and as a family? How does this affect you and me?

Tell us about your experiences and your wishes for the future! Show us in a comic strip in German: What did you experience during the pandemic? What inspired you? What do you wish for the future? Tell and draw us a story! It doesn't matter if it's sad or optimistic - it doesn't have to be your personal story.

According to which criteria will the comics be judged?
- Creativity and imagination
- Use of the German language
- Implementation of the comic format
- Technical and drawing skills

There are two age groups in the competition. The age on the submission date is determinative. 
Age group 1: 10-15 years
Age group 2: 16 years and older


1st prize: scholarship for a two-week language course in Germany in summer 2022

2nd prize: Scholarship for a language course at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong

3rd prize: prizes in kind
The selection will be conducted by an international jury of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong. Part of the jury are:

Germany: Martina Peters aka Soen Kai -
Hong Kong: John Chan -[癲噹.叻]
  • Length: min. 8 images
  • Format: TIFF File
  • Use of the German language
  • Image resolution: 300dpi (Grayscale or RGB / CMYK)
  • You can use apps and drawing programmes. However, it must be clearly recognisable as your own work.
  • If the file is too big (bigger than 1 GB), send us your comic via Dropbox or WeTransfer. 
  1. All German learners in Hong Kong who live in Hong Kong and are currently studying German as a foreign language at schools, universities or at the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, can take part.
  2. You are ready to travel to Germany for a language course in the summer of 2022.
Let's get started - we wish you lots of fun with your comic!
To participate in the comic competition, the following documents must be submitted by the deadline of 10.10.2021:
  1. Registration Form
  2. a self-created comic work
  3. signed Conditions of Participation
  4. signed Declaration of Consent