Sonja Schäfer wins DAAD writing contest

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 marks the 25th Year Anniversary of the German Reunification. Political leaders, poets, scholars and eyewitnesses, just to name a few have eloquently, poignantly and incisively captured and paid homage to the significance of this momentous  event that has changed the course of history and transformed the lives of many. However these testimonies and tributes do not exhaust the ways of commemorating this event which Chancellor Merkel described as, "a dream come true." It is in this spirit that we invite you to write a 250 word (or less) essay, poem or short story that is inspired by the event of the German reunification. 

All submissions should be in English. German words may be integrated into the text, where fitting, as long as they will be understood by an English-speaking audience. All contestants must be currently enrolled in a North American institution of higher education.

The deadline for submissions is April 21, 2015.

DAAD contest rules apply.

Grand Prize: a round-trip flight to Germany. 

Second Prize: iPad mini

Third Prize: a one year subscription to Granta Magazine.

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