What the Peace Competition 2017 was about

For the third time and parallel to the speechby the Nobel Peace Prize winner Frederik Willem de Klerk, the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation invited Saxony students from grade 9 and above to take part in the Peace Competition. The question being asked was once again consciously integrated in the overall leitmotiv “What do we need to do today to make thisworld a (more) peaceful one in 20 years from now?” Nobel Peace Prize winner de Klerk approached the Saxon students with the question he himself formulated for this year’s competition:

„All different – all equal: How to shape a modern multi-cultural society?“ 

A total of 149 young people from Dresden, Leipzig, Meißen, Elsterberg and Zwenkau were ready to tackle the challenging question. All entries were put together by students working in groups

of five to eight people and displayed an impressive range of creativity in websites, blogs, posters and videos. The spectrum of competitive entries was rounded off with a debate, an audio drama, a cover song and a street art project. Nine jury members—three high ranking experts from the fields of education and politics, university students and high school students—assessed the entries.