Competitive Activities and Rules

If the event is listed as recorded, it needs to be submitted by Friday, April 22nd. The synchronous events will be scheduled for the week of April 25th.

Oral Events

DUAL “SHOW AND TELL” DIALOG PRESENTATIONS (Recorded)

Each school may send 3 teams of 2 students per German level.

Rules: This is to be a one-minute dialog between two students based on the theme Frieden und Freiheit. The dialog should be between two persons. Creativity is encouraged and the dialogs will be graded per level based on the language ability. Each level should use level appropriate language.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

Heritage

INDIVIDUAL POETRY PRESENTATION* (Synchronous via Zoom)

Rules: Each school may send 4 students for Level 1, 4 students for Level 2, 3 students for Level 3/4, and 3 students for heritage/near-native.

The poem must be the one provided for the corresponding level. Poems must be recited from memory. As in the past, students in Level 3/4 will recite their poem to the entire assembly at the opening session.

Level 1 – Friede von Josef Reding

Level 2 – Des Wortes Gewalt von Ina Seidel

Level 3/4 – Fuchs und Igel von Wilhelm Busch

Heritage/Near-Native – Wünsche zum Neuen Jahr von Peter Rosegger

INDIVIDUAL SONG PRESENTATION (Recorded)

Rules: Each school may send 3 students per German level.

Students may sing a German song of their choice, but the song must be sung from memory. Students may sing a Capella or use accompanying music, however, the accompaniment may not be a recording where the words are being sung. Accompaniment with words, however faint, will disqualify the singer.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

GROUP SONG PRESENTATION (Recorded)

Rules: Each school may send 3 teams per level. The size of the teams is not limited. One person from each team is to sign in by school and team number (1, 2, 3) or team name at the competition. Please be sure to sign in with your team number or name for the competition winners.

Students may sing a German song of their choice, but the song must be sung from memory. The judges will be looking for the majority of the students to participate. A strong singer can be showcased but the judges will be looking for the rest of the group to have a role in the song as well. Students may sing a Capella or use accompanying music, however, the accompaniment may not be a recording where the words are being sung. Accompaniment with words, however faint, will disqualify the singers.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (Synchronous via Zoom)

Rules: Each school may send 3 students per German level.

Students will be asked several personal questions as a warm-up:  Wie heißt du? Wo wohnst du? Wie heißt deine Schule, etc., then students will be asked to describe a picture related to Frieden und Freiheit in 5-6 sentences. Examples of images are fall of the Berlin Wall, peace demonstration, etc. Among others, they should think about answers to the following questions:  Wo ist das? Was ist das? Wer ist das? Was ist hier passiert?

Ext Speak Level 1

Ext Speak Level 2

Ext Speak Level 3, 4

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (LEVELS 3/4, HERITAGE/NEAR NATIVE)* (Recorded)

Rules: Each school may send 3 students.

Students will prepare a 5-minute presentation on Frieden und Freiheit. The presentation must be narrated in German. Students may NOT read or simply repeat the text on the slides. The slides should contain pictures and/ or photos accompanied by keywords rather than long and complete sentences. Students will be judged on text presented, pronunciation, intonation, enunciation, and expression, as well as quality of technical presentation.

Level 2

Level 3/4

Heritage/Near Native

Written Events

READING COMPREHENSION* (Google Form via Teacher monitored administration)

Rules: Each school may send 7 students per German level.

Students receive a German text to read from which they answer multiple-choice, true-false, or fill-in questions.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

Heritage/Near Native

GEOGRAPHY (Google Form via Teacher monitored administration)

Rules: Each school may send 7 students per German level.

Students will be asked to answer multiple-choice, true-false, or fill-in questions in English about the cities below. For information on these cities, please see Materials.

Level 1 – Berlin

Level 2 – Innsbruck

Level 3/4 – Genf

Heritage/Near Native – Trier

Visual Projects

Submission Guidelines for ALL Visual Projects:

All entries are due on April 22, 2022.

Please mail materials to

German Day, The University of Alabama

Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics

Box 870246

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

OR

hand-deliver by 4 p.m. to 200 B.B. Comer Hall at The University of Alabama.

OR

Dropbox or GoogleDrive by 4 p.m. to Raegan Lemmond (lemmo001@crimson.ua.edu).

The judging for all these categories will take place on SATURDAY, April 22nd, and late entries cannot be considered after the judging has been completed.

VIDEO COMPETITION

Rules: Each school may submit 3 videos per German level. There is no limit on the number of actors in the videos.

The video script must be memorized and must be spoken in German. The video should be no longer than 5 minutes. The videos must be numbered and include the German level and school.

Example:

Video #1, Level 1,

Brook Hollow H. S.

Video #2, No level

Brook Hollow H. S.

Rules: Each school may send 5 teams per school with students from any German level. The size of the team is not limited. One person is to sign in, by school, for the entire cast.

The script must be memorized and the video should be no longer than 8 minutes. The video must be related to Frieden und Freiheit.

If you choose to have a video for each level, that is fine. Make sure the language is based on that level. If you choose to submit for the school, we will have a category outside the level. This will be similar to skits. You can mix levels and submit a video for your school.

POSTER COLLAGE COMPETITION

Rules: Each school may submit 2 posters per German level.

Titles must be in German, on regular poster board, two-dimensional, no frame, and be on the following subjects based on your German level. All posters must include the German level, school, and students’ names on the back of each entry.

Example:

Collage Poster, Level 1

Brook Hollow H. S.

Mary Smith, Jane Doe, Joe Black

Collage Poster, Level 2

Brook Hollow H. S.

Rebecca James

Collage Poster, Level 3/4

Brook Hollow H. S.

Robert Jones

Create a poster collage using the theme Frieden und Freiheit. Each level should increase its difficulty. For Level 3/4 the judges will be looking for more information on the products rather than simply pictures. Some ideas would be the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a peace demonstration, promoting no war, etc. Creativity is encouraged.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

ORIGINAL ART COMPETITION

Rules: Each school may submit 2 pieces of art per German level.

Create an art project which exemplifies this year’s theme of Frieden und Freiheit. The title must be in German, two or three dimensional, with or without frame.  All entries must be numbered and must include the German level, school, and the students’ names on the back of each entry.

Example:

Original Art, Level 1

Brook Hollow H. S.

Mary Smith, Jane Doe, Joe Black

Original Art, Level 2

Brook Hollow H. S.

Rebecca James

Original Art, Level 3/4

Brook Hollow H. S.

Robert Jones

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3/4

T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

Each school may submit 2 t-shirt designs per German level.

Rules: The design can be on regular 8 1/2 x 11″ paper. You can also send a graphic design image as long as it can be opened by the judges. The wording must be in German. The design should include something referencing Frieden und Freiheit, while also encouraging the study of German. All designs must include the German level, school, and the students’ names on the back of each entry. Creativity encouraged.

Example:

T-Shirt Design, Level 1

Brook Hollow H. S.

Mary Smith, Jane Doe, Joe Black

T-Shirt Design, Level 2

Brook Hollow H. S.

Rebecca James

T-Shirt Design, Level 3/4

Brook Hollow H. S.

Robert Jones

Level 1: Provide one great reason to take German while thinking about the Frieden und Freiheit theme.

Level 2: Provide a slogan encouraging the study of German while thinking about the Frieden und Freiheit theme.

Level 3/4: Provide a refrain or chorus or short poem encouraging the study of German while also promoting Frieden und Freiheit.

CHILDREN’S BOOK

Rules: Each school may submit 2 children’s book per German level.

Write a fictitious story involving the theme of Frieden und Freiheit. The book must be in German and each level should increase its difficulty.

Please include the German level, school, and students’ names on the inside of the front cover.

Example:

Children’s Book, Level 1

Brook Hollow H. S.

Sissy Hall

Children’s Book, Level 2

Brook Hollow H. S.

Mike Bloom

Children’s Book, Level 3/4

Brook Hollow H. S.

Bill Hollingsworth

Level 1 – For ages 3-5

Level 2 – For ages 6-8

Level 3/4 – For ages 9-11

*= Scholarship Award event, please see Rules for Seniors – Scholarship Award.