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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right) and Thomas Paulsen, member of the Executive Board of Körber-Stiftung (left), with this year's first German prizewinners | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right) and Thomas Paulsen, member of the Executive Board of Körber-Stiftung (left), with this year's first German prizewinners | Photo: David Ausserhofer

On 19 November, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured this year’s first prizewinners of the German History Competition in his official residende Bellevue Palace in  Berlin. The topic of the competition was “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning” which encouraged over 5,600 young people to participate.

German History Competion certificate 2019
German History Competion certificate 2019

About 5,600 pupils conducted research in the current German History Competition entitled “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning”. The Körber Foundation received a total of 1,992 contributions from teams and individuals. This constitutes the highest number of entries since 1993.

German History Competion poster 2018/2019
German History Competion poster 2018/2019

28 February 2019 was the closing date for the German History Competition entitled "Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning". 1,997 entries by more than 5,500 young people were sent in. This makes the it one of the most successful German competition since 1993.

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Photo: David Ausserhofer
German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Photo: David Ausserhofer

"Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning" is the topic of the 26th call for entries for the Federal President's History Competition. From 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019, all children and young people in Germany under the age of 21 will be invited to search for historical traces.