Corona Gold Writing competition for children from 8 years and all who feel addressed! Update: The top 20 stories of the “Corona-Gold” writing contest from July 2020 can be found here. The announcement for the “Corona-Gold” writing competition For many weeks we all spent more time at home than we were used to and than we wanted to. This remains a challenge, especially for children: they have to learn at home, they can hardly meet their friends, and even leisure activities such as the sports club or a visit to the swimming pool are no longer necessary. Instead, they spend a lot of time in front of the PC – and much more time alone with themselves than usual. But at the same time, this state of affairs is an invitation. Namely: to try something new! Children who take part in the DAI writing programme “HD Ink – Ideas on Paper” have sent us great texts – “Corona-Gold” so to speak. And that’s how we came up with the idea of launching a writing competition. We want to give more room to the children’s imagination, which is currently being neglected alongside all the school task packages. We want to encourage them to tell stories and play with the language. Because children are full of stories! Some just start writing. Others want company: How do you invent the heroes of a story? How do you find a form, how does the story become exciting? For this we have a Tutorial created! On just one page, every child who has the beginning of a story within him or herself is given easy-to-understand instructions on how to continue writing. In addition, Playmobil characters show in a funny film how a story is created. Poems or other art forms are just as welcome! The best stories will be awarded and published on our homepage. You want to participate? It’s that easy! Have a look at our Tutorial and our movie if you want to. Of course you can also start with your story just like that! Send your story, including your full name and age, by email to: email@example.com. The closing date for entries is 15 July 2020. All prospective authors aged 8 years and older can take part. And: There are many great prizes to win! And now: Get to work – we are looking forward to your ideas! We would like to thank Marielle Auriga, lecturer for creative writing and German as a foreign language, who supported us on a voluntary basis with her expertise and didactic preparation of the content. conditions of participation: The “Corona-Gold” writing competition is organised by the DAI Heidelberg, Schurman-Gesellschaft e.V. All children and young people under the age of 18 are eligible to participate with the consent of their legal guardians. To take part, participants must send in their stories or other art forms by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only submissions with the name and age of the child can be considered. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 15 July 2020 and all entries will be entered into a prize draw. Payment of the prize and legal action are excluded.