It’s Our School! Ideas Competition

What would the school of tomorrow be like if it were up to kids and teenagers? In the 2017-2018 school year, HKW and the weekly DIE ZEIT are holding a competition for ideas inviting German speaking students to express their demands on the schools of tomorrow. What characterizes the perfect school? What knowledge does it teach? Who learns from whom and how? And, not least, how should schools be built and designed? Whether you draw it up during a five-minute break, during lessons or a project week, whether it is a brief outline or an expansive vision, what matters is not the size, but the originality of the entries. All formats are possible, for example drawings, paintings or collages, photos, videos or models as well as poems, letters, stories, architectural designs, songs and comics.

A jury will select the most promising entries and the winners will travel to Berlin in June 2018 for the closing presentation of Schools of Tomorrow. The various ideas will become part of a student manifesto.

Students from all grades can participate individually, in groups or as classes.

Entry period: June 2017 until January 2018


It's Our School! Ideas Competition
c/o Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin


A project by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and DIE ZEIT