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Three Rivers German Day 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
at Washington and Jefferson College


2014 German Day Video coming soon!!

2014 winners list: click here







Photo by Alexandra Crites












2013 German Day Video Available on youtube!  Click here.


Guidelines for the Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson. Please read!

Directions to W&J College

Every year over 400 students from many middle and high schools in Western PA & West Virginia come to W&J's campus to compete in linguistic, artistic, and performance based competitions.

What's the big deal? It is all done auf Deutsch!

Local students demonstrate their ability to speak the language, understand the culture, and have fun with a language spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, and all over the world as a language of business.

Companies from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland employ many people in Western, PA and school programs in German help keep the connections alive.

Please plan to arrive and be seated by 9:00 a.m. if possible.  The competition awards ceremony should conclude by 1:30 p.m. at the latest. 

Thanks to the following organizations for their support of German Day 2013!

WPWV AATG                   Bayer


                                                                               The Swiss Embassy

Hogfather's Old-Fashioned BBQ

1301 Jefferson Ave, Washington PA (724)229-1227


General information:

Each school building is limited to 40 students.

2014 price TBA 

This price includes lunch and a t-shirt.

Registration forms, t-shirt sizes, and one check to WPWV AATG are due February 21. (postmark date)


Competition categories:

Culture Bowl--questions on Germanic culture in German, see samples:   

Selected Culture Bowl Questions Click Here

Writing--poetry, fiction, and non-fiction based on a preselected topic

Art--painting, drawing, and handicraft

Poetry recitation--one of 5 preselected poems

Proverb poster--based on one of 5 preselected proverbs





Music and drama are group categories--only one entry per school. 

PLEASE NOTE that the poems, proverbs, and non-fiction topic change each year.


Contact Peg Meyers and Cathy Altmeyer  with questions.

(Please copy both on all emails.)


Previous Winners and Participants

2013    2012    2011  2010   2009   2008    2007  2006 2005  2004  2003  2002  2001