The European Pupils Competition is bringing Europe into schools creatively - and since 1953! The oldest student competition in Germany supports European education in artistic, literary and sociological disciplines and promotes individual competences and talents of children and adolescents. Whether images, collages, essays, speeches, multimedia presentations, video clips or cartoons: the imagination and creativity are boundless in the European competition.
The European Pupils Competition is under the patronage of the Federal President and the ministries of education, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office are sponsoring the European Competition. Every year 80,000 students from first class to vocational school participate at the European Competition. They can win money and material prizes as well as seminars and journeys to Berlin, Strasbourg and Brussels. In terms of content, the tasks of the European Pupils Competition are always based on the theme of the current European Year.
In the 2017/18 school year, the 65th European Competition participates in the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Under the slogan "Think – what is Europe made of?", students are invited to reveal the European foundation: On what is Europe founded? For whom or what do you want to build a monument? What building, what kind of craft, which club are you interested in? Is there a connection between court painters and Selfies? What will the media age leave to posterity? From May 2018, the creative pupil’s works will be shown in numerous award ceremonies and events.