The Cardiff-Stuttgart Prize 2016

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Details of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Prize

Application Form

Two consent forms to be completed optionally

Details of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Prize

Nature and purpose

The Cardiff-Stuttgart-Prize is a prize given by the Cardiff-Stuttgart Association. It is intended to encourage the study of German in Cardiff secondary schools and to further thereby the friendship between the people of Cardiff and Stuttgart, Wales and Germany.


This year’s Cardiff-Stuttgart Prize will have one main prize and two runners-up. The main prize is £100; the prize for the two runners-up is £50.


The prize judges are:

Christa Campigli, president of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Association

Helga Rother-Simmonds, the Honorary German Consul in Cardiff

Katrin Aberg, committee member of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Association and a former teacher of German and history

Erik Williams, secretary of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Association and a former teacher of German and English

The first three judges are native speakers of German.


The date and location of the award ceremony will be announced. Applicants should be A/S or A Level pupils of German at a Cardiff secondary school or college. A submission will require 300-500 words to be written in German. See below for details. This must be the pupil’s own work. Applicants should not mark their essay with their names or those of their schools.

Pupils should include with their submissions:

(a) a completed application form, which can be downloaded from here

(b) if the pupil is willing to receive publicity in the media, a completed consent form, which can be downloaded from the website or be taken from this document, signed by the pupil if he/she is 18 or over or by a parent/guardian if the pupil is under 18;

(c) four copies of the submitted essay (one fair copy and three photocopies are acceptable).

The closing date for submissions is Friday 5th March, 2016. The four copies of the essay, the completed application form (and consent forms if required) should be sent to Erik Williams, 39 Fairwater Grove West, Cardiff, CF5 2JN.


While we appreciate grammatical and linguistic correctness, the main focus of the jury will be on expression of personal ideas. So participants should avoid any encyclopedic data and put forward their own impressions, thoughts and feelings.

Essay title

The title of the essay is “Wo würdest du gerne in Deutschland Urlaub machen?”

Good luck to everyone!