Contest “Our Sustainable Future” 2023: Poster Competition for Students & Lesson Plan Competition for Teachers
FOR STUDENTS: How does my school contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Who can participate?Students in German classes ages 13-19 or in grades 8-12 from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean are eligible to participate in the competition.
The competition is comprised of two parts1. A creative, digital poster, for example an infographic, about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDG). The poster should include a direct connection to your school community as well as visual material, for example pictures, art, collages.
Participants of the competition should answer the following questions: How does my school or school community contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDG)? Which goal or goals specifically are being addressed in my school?
Information and material on the 17 SDGs and about OSF can be found on Step into German and on the UN website. Please note: If you decide to use logos or material made available on the United Nations website, please use the material available under the link for non-UN organizations for copyright purposes.
A short description of the poster in max. 100 words in German.
Selection criteria for the posters
My Community: How does my school/community contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDG)? What are some clear examples? Which goal or goals are being addressed in my school?
Presentation: Does my poster have a clear and comprehensible structure, and is it also original and creative?
Relevance: What is the regional or local relevance? Is it available, comprehensible, and accomplishable?
Research: Are my sources recognized and trustworthy?
Project submissions and descriptions will be evaluated by an international sustainability expert jury. The best submissions will be published in the Sustainability Lab and on Goethe-Institut websites.
PrizesFirst Prize: Stipends for German language courses
Second Prize: A sustainable “surprise packet”
Third Prize: A small sustainable “surprise packet”
The deadline for submissions has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted lesson plans and posters! Our jury will evaluate the submissions and the winners will be announced on this website and by email at the end of April.
FOR TEACHERS: How does my class contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Who can participate?German teachers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean may participate.
How can the 17 Sustainable Development Goals be integrated into the German classroom?The project is comprised of the following: Lesson plan example in the form of a table or spreadsheet including your comments for a class of 45-50 minutes in Word of PDF format. Language: German or English.
A stipend will be awarded to the winner as the grand prize. Selected submissions will be invited to present and participate in a webinar workshop. Further details will be made available.
Sustainability: How have the 17 SDGs been integrated (with focus on climate justice)?
Innovation: What new aspects or perspectives does this lesson plan bring to the table?
Relevance: What connection does the lesson plan have to the everyday life of the school community?
Scale: How can the lesson plan be combined with other ideas and projects?
The best submissions will be selected by a jury and will be published on the websites of Carleton College, Minnesota (USA) and of the Goethe-Institut.