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Participation & Prizes

Here’s everything you need to know to take part in the contest, as well as information about this year's prizes and your chances of winning.  
Good luck from the 2021 Advent Calendar Team! And have fun immersing yourself day by day in the world of the Goethe family! 

To eligibility requirements

Advent prizes

With a little luck, you just might win one of the Goethe surprise gifts we’re raffling off daily. And every day you can find out how the Goethe family are getting along with their Christmas planning and discuss exciting issues like sustainability, diversity and communication with us. There’s a daily question behind each door, so you need only answer in the comments section to take part in the raffle. The winners will be notified by email. 
We are also raffling off four discount codes for our Goethe language courses among all the active commentators

Christmas prizes at a glance

  • Two discount codes worth about €300 for online group courses in German*  
  • Two discount codes worth about €200 for German Trainings Online** 
*Discounted price for one online group course in German: €99 per person instead of €399. The discount code must be used during the period from 24 December 2021 to 31 December 2022  

**Discounted price for one German Training Online: €39 per person instead of €239. The discount code must be used during the period from 24 December 2021 to 31 December 2022. 
The winners of discounted language courses will be notified by email by 31.01.2022.  


Anyone in the Christmas spirit who has signed up on "My Goethe.de". Goethe-Institut employees are not allowed to take part.  
You’ll be automatically entered into the raffle, with a chance of winning a prize, if you insert a comment beneath the stories behind the doors or on the corresponding Instagram posts. 
 You can keep commenting – and, hopefully, winning – as long as the smell of delicious Plätzchen (i.e. Christmas cookies) is still wafting in the air – i.e. until Christmas Eve, 24 December.  
The prizes are raffled off among all the contestants who’ve posted comments under the stories or on Instagram.