VI. Dramaturgy

Subject matter/extracts, texts, and concepts for different media (genres) will be considered for prizes.

1. Categories

• Amateur authors (children, young people, adults)
• Professional authors (including those still studying) and dramaturges

2. Media (genres)

The primary focus is on subject matter, extracts, texts and concepts particularly aimed at children and young people.

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


• Fiction - synopsis (outline) for a novel, story, short story, poetry
• Short film (screenplay, synopsis)
• Feature-length film (synopsis, fully prepared section of the screenplay/scene from the screenplay)
• TV series (concept)
• Play (synopsis, prepared section/scene of the play)
• Board or computer game (concept and scene from the game)
• (Internet) comic (concept and excerpt)
• Opera, musical (e.g. for children)
• Video recording of a finished play, opera, musical


Each participant must indicate which genre his work is to compete in.

3.a. Form

The following may be submitted:

• Manuscripts: synopsis, concepts (maximum 5 pages in length)
• Sequences, scenes, extracts from plays, dramas or feature films
    including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• Short film screenplay including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• Feature film screenplay including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• The entry must bear the following details: name, title of the work, number of pages and
   the genre


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 entries to be submitted as MOV or MP4 (H264) files

4.a. Topics

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.

Participants can select as many topics as they wish.


VI.1. The young, innocent (incidental) hero

VI.2. Tension, but without violence

VI.3. Ideas against violence

VI.4. Conflict resolution involving humour

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

VI.6. A lie exposes itself

VI.7. Detailed concept for performing or filming a play
(based on any play from antiquity to Brecht)
e.g. a selected scene with cut script, with detailed reference to the content and realisation and a text version with notes on space or performance venue, etc.

VI.8. Free topic
(For VI.7. participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.)


4.b. Topic for children as the target group

(Draft for) A short play and or short feature/animated film and or short children’s book 
with a mythical creature and a surprising punchline directed against violence
(illustrative example: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf)

5. Conditions of participation

• Submissions (PDF, spoken entries as MP3 files, films) must be uploaded to the digital database by
• Texts or dialogues (written, spoken, sung or displayed) in German and English (the translation will be
   integrated in the event of an award/recognition)
• Participants must send a completed and signed entry form as an attachment to the e-mail address
   provided, participation is not possible without registration
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.


Closing date for entries: 15 July 2014

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.


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