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UNIKATUM Kindermuseum gGmbH

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Story contest

National Story Contest

A new call for stories starts on 1 March 2019. You can enter the contest with your stories until 30 November 2019.
Here you can find information on last years story contest and its winners!

The animated stories of the 2018 awardees can be viewd in the media centre on the UNIKATUM website!

Who can take part?

Anyone of any age who lives in Germany. Friends, couples, families and other groups of people can take part together.

What were we looking for?

Writen, drawn, or animated or short stories about one, some or all of the following: love, family, living together or apart, lovesickness or the joy of love. We also strongly encourage stories about non normative relationships like same sex or patchwork families. Stories have to be understood by children aged at least ten.


1st prize €300 • 2nd prize €200 • 3rd prize €100

Prizes will be awarded for the most emotionally moving entries regardless of their technical quality and artistic skill. Parents and other adults may assist children with their entries. The jury’s decision is final and there is no right of appeal.


The jury will consist of members andemployees of the Children's Museum.


Each participant consents to their work being printed and/or digitally reproduced for the resulting exhibition. By entering the contest, each entrant states that they are the author of their work and that it is not subject to any third-party rights. Stories should not indicate the identities of any actual people involved. The visual depiction of people is only allowed if they cannot be identified. There is no automatic right to publication of entries. If you would like your original work to be returned, please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.

Entries should be marked ‘Lots of Love’ and sent with the following details:

your surname, first name, age, address, the title of your story

to our address:

UNIKATUM Kindermuseum Leipzig
Zschochersche Str. 26, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

or by email (no larger than 5MB, please, otherwise by WeTransfer) with ‘Lots of Love’ in the subject line to