Language Competitions

We run annual competitions in French, German, and Spanish (detailed below).
 

French Flash Fiction Competition

Submissions to our annual French Flash Fiction competition for secondary school students have now closed.  

We are hoping to announce the results in mid-May, once the judges have made their final decisions. Students who have entered the competition this year will receive information about the winners, runners up and highly commended entries by email. As a reminder, a first prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning entry in each category (Y7-11 & Y12-13), with runner-up prizes of £25 also on offer. The winning entries will be published on our blog, providing students give us permission to do so.

Our French Flash Fiction competition will run again next year, with submission portals opening in December 2022. 

 

OGN German Olympiad

This year marks our 10th Olympiad!
 

The topic for the 2022 Oxford German Olympiad, hosted by the Oxford German Network (OGN), is ‘Der Rhein’. This is a topic that explores cultural, geographical and historical dimensions of Germany’s second largest river. There is also a nice prehistoric link to Oxford: a long time ago, the Rhine and the Thames used to be connected! 

 

The Olympiad provides a whole range of opportunities for school pupils from Years 5 and 6 right through to A level to create an entry inspired by the theme. The competition closing date is Thursday 10 March 2022. Please see the OGN website for more details. We look forward to receiving lots of exciting entries! 

 

OGN German Classic Essay Prize

The German Classic Essay Prize, hosted by the Oxford German Network, celebrates a different ‘German Classic’ each year.

The 2021 edition of the competition is now closed. The next edition will be advertised here in the spring of 2022.

If you have any questions, please email the Prize Coordinator at germanclassic@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
 

Spanish Flash Fiction Competition

Submissions to our annual Spanish Flash Fiction competition for secondary school students have now closed.  

We are hoping to announce the results in mid-May, once the judges have made their final decisions. Students who have entered the competition this year will receive information about the winners, runners up and highly commended entries by email. As a reminder, a first prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning entry in each category (Y7-11 & Y12-13), with runner-up prizes of £25 also on offer. The winning entries will be published on our blog, providing students give us permission to do so.

Our Spanish Flash Fiction competition will run again next year, with submission portals opening in December 2022. 

 

Dante 700 Competition

The University of Oxford is delighted to launch the Dante 700 Competition in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the death of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Many students in the UK may never have heard of Dante or his most famous poem The Comedy. The competition aims to introduce Dante and his work to students of all ages in a fun and engaging way.

Students and parents can browse the resources for themselves, or teachers can use the lesson resources available to introduce the Italian poet to their class. Students can enter a written piece or an artistic response to any of the categories included in the resource packs or they can enter an ‘open response’ which of course must be clearly linked to Dante’s work. Winning entries will be included in an online anthology and will win book tokens. 

Closing date for entries: 29th April 2022. Click here for further information and resources. To enter, please click here.  

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