"Wofür brennst du?"

An illustration with a blue background and an orange-filled circle which contains the text "Wofür brennst du? Video Wettbewerb" and a white arrow which symbolizes "Play" on music devices. Next to the circle there is an illustration of a video camera and at the background there are scattered illustrations of small cameras and heart symbols. © Goethe-Institut Zypern

As part of the Weeks of the German Language, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus organised for the first time a competition for young learners of German between the ages of 13 and 18.

The competition is completed.

What is particularly important to you in your life, when do you feel enthusiasm -what are you passionate about? From the small, everyday things to the really big questions-in a short video, we have asked you to present what concerns, moves, impresses or even worries you.

A jury hasselected the best entries. There were great prizes for the winners.

The closing date for entries was 23 November, 2022.

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place: "Kunst als Lebensmittel"
Ariadne Kalakou, Eleni Hatziyianni, Katerina Kyriakidou

Second Place: "Unsere Welt"
Sofia Christodoulides, Kyriaki Christodoulides

© Ariadne Kalakou, Eleni Hatziyianni, Katerina Kyriakidou

In a group of two or three persons, you had to produce a short video in German that presents what you are passionate about! You could choose any topic that interests you-it could be a hobby, a daily activity or a broader topic that is of concern to society.

Your contribution could be humorous, imaginatively thought-provoking, or critical. Anything was possible!

Please consider the following:

  • Voice recording and texts had to be in German.
  • Your video clip had to be 2–3 minutes long in total and not larger than 2GB.
  • The video had to be in landscape format.

© Goethe-Institut

Do you still have any questions?

Do you still have any questions about the competition? If so, write an email to


The competition “Wofür brennst du?” was supported by Schoeller Holdings Ltd.

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