The #PRIF@School_Award will be announced for the school term 2021/22. It addresses Hessian students from grade 9 to 13 of all school types.

Through the competition, we aim to strengthen civic education on peace and conflict research topics in Hessian schools, encouraging all types of schools to participate. Various prizes will be awarded for different kinds of submissions that address national and international conflicts and societal peace. This year's competition will put a focus on democracy and conflict.

Contributions can be submitted until January 31, 2022. The award ceremony will take place before summer break.

Who can participate? Both individual and group/class submissions are possible by students from grade 9 to 13. Participations from all types of schools in Hesse are not only explicitly welcome but encouraged!

What? Contributions can cover a wide range of formats, including but not limited to

  • academic analyses of national and international conflicts in written form (e.g. term papers)
  • journalistic treatment of peace and conflict research topics, e.g. in school newspapers, podcasts or videos
  • artistic and creative formats that are dealing with the topic of peace and conflict
  • projects of civil society engagement, which are linked to social peace, conflict resolution or also intercultural understanding
  • technological developments and applications that deal with the promotion of peace and the processing of conflict.

And of course much more! We welcome all creative and innovative ideas and submissions!

When? The deadline for all submissions is January 31, 2022.

Prizes? All students, groups and classes will receive a certificate of participation. Selected works and projects will be featured on the PRIF website for 12 months. The first prize is rewarded with 200 Euro, three other winning entries with 100 Euro each. The winning projects can also be published in one of PRIF’s formats. As a special highlight, a festive award ceremony will take place in Frankfurt am Main before summer break 2022.

In our information document (german only) all further details about the award and the submission can be found. In order to run the competition, we collect data that participants provide to us when they submit their application. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our data protection notice (german only).

We are looking forward to your participation in the #PRIF@School_Award 2022 and to many exciting submissions!

Contact and assistance

Every project starts with an idea. For its implementation, materials and literature need to be acquired. Libraries do not only provide the necessary literature, but also offer training on research and information use. Most public and university libraries offer special formats for school classes.

The PRIF library is also open for use by all students. Individual library introductions and research assistance are usually available spontaneously within opening hours. Research materials can also be looked up in advance in the PRIF library catalog. Classes are invited to visit the library by appointment and in smaller groups.

Please get in touch with us on questions or other inquiries about the call for submissions: schule-prif @hsfk .de

The school award has been initiated by the network PRIF@School.