Language Competitions

In addition to annual competitions in French, German, and Spanish (detailed below) we are running a very special competition in 2019, in connection with the exhibition ‘Babel: Adventures in Translation’, at the Weston Library. This competition, run by the Creative Multilingualism Programme, aims to encourage creativity in the act of translation. There are three tasks to choose from: create a modern version of Cinderella; create a fable; or create a warning about a nuclear waste site. For more information, see here, and follow the links to the submission pages. The deadline for the translation competition is noon on 15th May 2019.

French Flash Fiction Competition

The 2019 French Flash Fiction competition has now closed. Results will be announced towards the end of the summer term.

 

OGN German Olympiad

 

The 2019 Oxford German Olympiad has now closed. It was on the theme of ‘Tiere und Monster’ (Animals and Monsters). Full details are available on the OGN website. The results will be announced in May. If you have any questions please email Elise, the coordinator, at ogn@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

OGN German Classic Essay Prize

The German Classic Essay Prize celebrates a different ‘German Classic’ each year. In 2018 the focus was on Schiller’s Maria Stuart. The 2019 competition will launch in the summer. Full guidelines and rules will be made available on the Oxford German Network website.

Spanish Flash Fiction Competition

The 2019 French Flash Fiction competition has now closed. Results will be announced towards the end of the summer term.

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