IX. Journalismus


1. Categories

• Amateur journalists, editors, authors (children and young people, e.g. editors of school papers, and adults),
• Trainee professional journalists, editors, authors (including students),

• Professional journalists, editors and authors


2. Medien (Genres)

The primary focus is on print, radio, online, television (aimed at children and young people among others).

A convincing concept is aimed for in the following media (genres); there are no restrictions on the linguistic form:

• Newspaper or online article (bulletin, editorial report, interview, feature, commentary, review),
• Radio piece (bulletin, documentary, interview, feature, commentary, review),
• Television (bulletin, documentary, interview, feature, commentary, review)


3.a. Form

The following may be submitted:

• Manuscripts: articles, bulletins, documentaries, interviews, features, commentaries reviews, synopses,
  concepts, screenplays
(maximum five pages in length),
• Scenes, extracts from radio or TV pieces including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)


3.b. Formats

• Text in PDF format
• Audio file in MP3 format (no longer than 5 minutes long. File size: max. 1 GB in broadcast quality)
• Video file in MP4 format (no longer than 5 minutes long. File size: max. 1 GB in broadcast quality)


3.c. Topics

Participants can select as many topics as they wish but may submit a maximum of 3 (three) works. .

The topics outlined below are intended as a stimulus to engage the participant with the main idea of the contest, according to which the concept of “violence” encompasses both mental and physical violence.


IX.1.  The young, innocent (incidental) hero
and /or

IX.2.  Tension, but without violence
and /or

IX.3.  Ideas against violence
and /or

IX.4.  Conflict resolution involving humour
and /or

IX.5.  Ideas against harassment/bullying(e.g. in schools, among children and young people, in everyday life, in public, in child rearing)
and /or

IX.6.  Detailed concept for filming a television programme or recording a piece for the radio, e.g. a selected scene with detailed reference to the content and realisation and a text version with notes on space or performance venue, etc
and /or

IX.7. Free topic
For IX.7. participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.


4. Conditions of participation

• Submissions (PDF, MP3 or MP4 file) must be uploaded to the digital database by participants,
• An English translation must be provided for every work submitted with German spoken or written
  dialogue and vice-versa 
(in the event of an award/recognition, the translator will be included),
• In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, participants must provide a CV,
Participants must also complete a separate entry form in writing to enter the competition,
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action


Closing date for entries: 10 July 2013

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date
and mailing the written entry
form (PDF) in good time.