Essay Competition

The University of St. Thomas’ German Program announces a campus-wide essay contest on the theme of 25 Years German Unity.  The contest is sponsored by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC.  25 Years of German Unity, hopes to engage American students in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of German Re-unification.

Germany has a very unique European history being divided for so long.  In this year, though, we celebrate the reunification of Germany and the end of the Cold War. 

The winner of the essay contest will receive an iPad, national recognition, and possible publication of the essay in a German political magazine; runner-ups will receive cash prize.

Submission & Deadline:  The essay along with the submission form must be submitted via e-mail no later than 5:00pm, December 1, 2015.

Please send the submission to: Dr. Susanne M. Wagner at