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Macht mit! AGTV Poetry Competition 2015 for Years 4 to 9

  • 15 Apr 2015
  • 05 Jun 2015
  • Regional Final Dates TBC


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Registration of Interest for 2015

Students from current AGTV member schools are invited to enter the AGTV Poetry Competition for Years 4 to 9 in one of  two sections: DaF and Open.

Students choose a poem from a set list to learn to recite by heart at a Regional Final. After registration, details will be passed on to the relevant AGTV Network and you will be contacted about entering students for the Regional Final.

NB: Year 4 students will only compete in the Regional Final.

Each Network decides how many students can attend from each year level. There may be a modest charge to cover costs at Regional Finals.

Who registers interest?

All schools participating must register their interest.

Nominate one teacher from the school or campus who will be the contact person to complete a registration on this website.

Please register your school's interest extended again to 5 June!

The contact details will be passed on to the relevant Network Leader/Coordinator who will  then provide details on how to register students for the Regional Final for the DaF and Open competition.

NB: Students are only eligible to enter the State Final if they are successful at a Regional Final. The State Final is scheduled earlier this year on Saturday 8th August. There is no cost to students at the State Final.


Where do I find the poems?

The poems have been emailed to current individual members on 16th April and in a notice to members schools.

If you are a teacher of German and have not received the poems by email  or the notice forwarded from your school, please contact the AGTV: for the poems.

AGTV Criteria for Judging at Regional and State Finals

Pronunciation and Intonation

The words are pronounced correctly with confidence.

Diction and Phrasing

The phrases are distinct and appropriately emphasized e.g. tempo, stress, pauses.

Interpretation and Insight

How effectively her/his understanding of the mood and meaning of the poem is conveyed. This includes the overall tone and use of voice, eye contact, facial expressions and, in some instances, limited gestures as appropriate for a recitation to a German-speaking community.

NB: No props. The judges decision if final.

About the Open and DaF Sections 2015


There are two sections for the competition: Open and DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache).

There are different poems for the different year levels in each section.


Eligibility for the Open Section 

Any student learning German at an AGTV member school may enter the Open Section.

Eligibility for the DaF Section*

Students learning German as a new language at an AGTV member school with limited exposure to spoken German.

*It is the responsibility of the classroom teacher to determine the eligibility of students for DaF.

This competition is supported with funding from the Victorian government.

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