Essay Competition

At regular intervals we run a Germany Close Up themed essay competition that is open to all of our program alumni.

2020 Essay Competition: Winner Announced

Germany Close Up's most recent alumni essay competition took place in 2020, asking alumni to submit an essay on the topic Germany Close Up: There and Back Again. 

The judging panel comprised six jurors: Kathleen Gransow, Program Director, Germany Close Up, DAAD; Stefan Bienefeld, Head of Division, Transnational Education and Cooperation Programmes, DAAD; Cornelia Rindt, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; Stefan Delfs, German Federal Foreign Ministry; Jo Frank, Director, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk; Dr. Hadas Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma, and Germany Close Up Alumna and winner of the inaugural Germany Close Up Alumni Essay Competition in 2009. 

Winner of this competition was alumna Julia Breitman. Second place was awarded to Josh Gritz and third to Noah Bardash. 

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