As AC4GC begins its quest to provide a cultural center for all the residents of Arizona, this contest is an attempt to reach out to teachers and students of German in Arizona’s schools and enhance their interest in the German language and all things Germanic, i.e., the history, culture, technology, and contributions of Germans, Austrians, Swiss, Liechtensteiner, Luxembourgian, Belgian and other speakers of German to Arizona and America.
All entries must be submitted electronically by September 26, 2012.
There will be two groupings for the contest; grades 9-10 and grades 11-12. The winners will receive prizes and certificates. The winning essays will be posted on the www.AC4GC.org website and in various German Speaking Clubs’ newsletters throughout the valley.
Entries can be submitted here.
Students must choose from the following topics:
The essay must be in English and in a 5-paragraph thesis-and-support format of 500 words.
Students may submit only one essay per person.
Submit entries as .doc (Microsoft Word), .pdf (Adobe Acrobat), scanned-in graphic files (jpg. etc.). Email your entry to Jerry T. Wood (essaycontest[ at ]ac4gc.org). Entry must include the author’s name, grade level, school name and school address on a cover sheet for the essay.
Submitted entries will become the property of the AC4GC; they may appear in various German Speaking Club newsletters and/or publications.
The decision of the panel of judges from the AC4GC, Phoenix, AZ is final.
Students are strongly encouraged to review spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Receipt of essays will be confirmed by email. Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation within a day.
All entries must be submitted by September 29, 2012. Winners will be notified by October 2, 2012. Awards and recognition will take place at the 7th annual Phoenix Oktoberfest on October 6, 2012.
Winners will be determined by a panel of judges selected by board members of the AC4GC, Phoenix, AZ. Entries will be judged based on their content, style, and grammar.
Successful entries will Follow the guidelines:
First place – Grades 9 – 10: $200.00
First place – Grades 11 – 12: $200.00
For teachers or advisers of first place winners:
$50.00 Book Store Gift Certificate for classroom resources
In addition, ten runners up will receive a package from AC4GC.