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The Learning by Ear competition - Deadline extended!

"Learning by Ear" wants to tell your story! Take part in our competition and tell us your story. Your idea can inspire a new “Learning by Ear” series, broadcast all over Africa in six different languages.

Schülerinnen einer Schule in Kenia für Learning by Ear

Schülerinnen einer Schule in Kenia für Learning by Ear

So far, we have told the stories of many young Africans, like for example Jonathan who dreamt of becoming one of the most successful soccer players in the world. Or do you remember 16 year old Desirée? After the death of her mother she had to take care of her little brother.

Now it’s your turn: What are the most important lessons you’ve learned about life? Or tell us which topics you want to hear more about in “Learning by Ear”!

Please, write to us at . We have extended our date of entrance! Please send your contribution to us by 30th of June 2012.

What are the prizes?

First prize:

The story of the winning group will be turned into a new Learning by Ear series. A stage version will be produced in your home town and your group will be able to act in the play! In addition, the winning group will receive a digital camera and a Learning by Ear fan package including T-Shirts, CDs and much more!

Second prize:

Each member of the second winning group receives an MP3 Player containing a selection of various Learning by Ear series and a Learning by Ear fan package!

Third prize:

The third prize consists of a CD Player and a Learning by Ear fan package.

Who can participate?

You can participate if…

  • you are less than 25 years old (exception: teachers and leaders of youth groups or clubs)
  • you are a group of at least 5 people, for example a group of friends, a class at school or a youth club.
  • you are living in an African country.

What do you have to do?

  • Write down your story on one page. Please do not exceed one page!
  • Don’t forget to write down the name and age of all the participants of your group.
  • Please attach a photo of your group.

You can send us your story by email at or by post to

Deutsche Welle
Learning by Ear
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53113 Bonn

The closing date is 30th June 2012. Any applications arriving after the deadline cannot be considered.

We’re looking forward to your stories!

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