IX. Journalism

1. Categories

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

2. Media (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)


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

3.a. Form

The following may be submitted:

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

3.b. Formats/Form

• Text in PDF format
   (with name, title of the work, number of pages and genre)
• Audio file in MP3 format, no longer than 5 minutes long. File size: max. 1 GB in broadcast quality
• Video file in MOV or MP4 H264 format,
   (no longer than 5 minutes long; file size: max. 1 GB in broadcast quality)

4. 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

IX.2. Tension, but without violence

IX.3. Ideas against violence

IX.4. Conflict resolution involving humour


IX.5. A lie exposes itself

IX.6. Ideas against harassment/bullying
(e.g. in schools, among children and young people, in everyday life, in public, in child rearing)

IX.7. 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.

IX.8. Alternative form of reporting/documentary on existing customs
e.g. about a criminal offence which does not focus on the perpetrator but draws attention (e.g. critical view) to society, living circumstances (or similar), for example the suffering caused and the consequences for the victim

IX.9. Free topic
(Participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.)

5. Conditions of participation

• Submissions (PDF, MP3 or MP4 file) must be uploaded to the competition’s digital database by
• Texts or dialogues (spoken, written or displayed) in German and English
• In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, the participant is to provide a high-resolution
   version  of his/her work on DVD if requested
• Participants (also one representative of a group) 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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