UNT Students are Winners of the Dürrenmatt Centennial Essay Contest!
UNT students of German Colleen Flowers and Sebastian King are both winners of the Dürrenmatt Centennial Essay Contest presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta. Sebastian and Colleen won first and second place respectively. Conner Essex, UNT student of German who also submitted an essay for the contest, will receive an honorable mention certificate from the Consulate General. The essay contest was launched in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990).
The essay contest was open to undergraduate and graduate students in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and the Cayman Islands).
The winners were publicly announced during the award ceremony on April 7, 2021, hosted jointly by the Swiss Embassies and Consulates Generals in North America that organized student essay contests for their jurisdictions. Following the award ceremony, the winning essays will be published on the website of the Centre Dürrenmatt in Switzerland (https://www.cdn.ch/cdn/en/home.html). The award ceremony can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/durrenmatt.
Congratulations to all!