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18 December 2023

A-Level German Writing Competition 2023

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at King’s announces this year’s German writing competition for students in Year 12 or 13 (S5 or S6 in Scotland).

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The competition invites students to submit an original piece of writing in German on the following topic:

25 Jahre Euro: Was bedeutet das für Deutschland?

1st January 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the Euro. Initially introduced as a virtual currency in twelve EU member states, it is now widely used in twenty countries with a total population of around 344 million. But what does this mean for Germany? Has the Euro been an anchor of stability in turbulent times or a marker of excessive regulation and centralisation?

How to enter

Entries should be 400-450 words in length and written in German. The topic may be addressed from any angle; your submission may take the form of a discursive essay, or you may choose a more creative form. Entries will be judged on the basis of both content and language.

Entries should be submitted by e-mail, together with the entry form, to by 20th February 2024.


The author of the winning entry will receive a book token and will have their submission published in the Königspost, the German-language magazine produced by students at King's College London, which has a wide circulation among university students and language learners across the UK. Prizes will also be awarded to runners-up.

All participants will be invited to a workshop and prize-giving ceremony at King’s College London in March 2024.

Past issues of the Königspost can be read online at