Tell us your story!

  • 2022-09-19
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Video Contest

Now your story counts! Tell us in a short video what kind of experiences the DAAD made possible for you.

What this is about

There are DAAD alumni all over the world. Since 1950, the DAAD has supported more than 2 million academics in their study and research stays abroad. This means, there are countless impressive experiences, encounters and stories to be told. Every story can change a person. And every person can change the world. #changebyexchange

With our video campaign we would like to showcase your story. How has it changed you? Tell us all of this in a video and win one of three prizes.

The winners

The winners have been announced. Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest. We really appreciate the motivation and effort you put into your work! In the following we would like to present you the three winning videos of our contest.

1st place: Phong Hong from California, USA

1st place: Phong Hong from California, USA
1st place: Phong Hong from California, USA ©

2nd place: Ahmed Al-Kebsi from Yemen

2nd place: Ahmed Al-Kebsi from Yemen
2nd place: Ahmed Al-Kebsi from Yemen ©

3rd place: Alexandra Zavyalova, Mariya Agafonova and Aibike Bekbulatova from Kazakhstan

3rd place: Alexandra Zavyalova, Mariya Agafonova and Aibike Bekbulatova from Kazakhstan
3rd place: Alexandra Zavyalova, Mariya Agafonova and Aibike Bekbulatova from Kazakhstan ©

Special Mention: Ocasa Preditha from Indonesia

Special Mention: Ocasa Preditha from Indonesia
Special Mention: Ocasa Preditha from Indonesia ©

Tips for professional-looking videos

In our video tutorial in five parts you will get tips on how to produce really good videos with little effort. This first tutorial is about the content and the structure. More tutorials on exposure, sound or editing will follow soon.

Video tutorial: content and structure

Video tutorial: content and structure
Video tutorial: content and structure ©

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