The BGA’s annual Youthbridge Award Scheme gives cash prizes and certificates for the best projects submitted by students in each participating school. Here are the details of our 2018/19 scheme.
The BGA Youthbridge Award For excellence in German School Year 2018/2019
The British-German Association is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Youthbridge Awards for German, presented annually to the winning three pupils in each participating school.
The aims of the Awards are to help raise the profile of German in your school, and to encourage pupils to continue with German at option stages. Ideally, therefore, they will be approaching their next option stage (GCSE, A Level or Pre-U). However, we are happy to discuss other proposals.
The winners are chosen by the Head of German of each school, taking into account:
- a) The pupil’s enthusiasm for and ability in the German language
- b) The ability to motivate others to take up German and develop an interest in Germany
- c) The quality of their project
Each project should be in German and on a topic concerning Germany. It might, for instance, explain a student’s interest in or relationship to Germany, its culture (in the broadest sense of the word) or language. But it could equally be about one aspect: for instance, an artist, German music, history, sport, or travel.
The project could be an essay, or it could be something quite different: talk-to-camera, filmed interviews, voiceovers, a Powerpoint presentation, poetry….
Projects should be copied to us along with the award nominations, including the pupils’ full names, as awards are usually presented as cheques.
The awards are:
1st Prize: £50, plus the Eyewitness Guide to Germany*, and the Youthbridge Award certificate
2nd Prize: £30 plus the Eyewitness Guide to Germany*, and the Youthbridge Award certificate
3rd Prize: £20 plus the Eyewitness Guide to Germany*, and the Youthbridge Award certificate.
*A maximum of three copies of the Dorling Kindersley “Eyewitness Guide to Germany” will be awarded per school.
Please let us know if you would like your school to participate under firstname.lastname@example.org