"Cold Regions - Cool Facts" Contest


Do you find everything exciting that has to do with snow and ice?

Would you like to show your fellow students what fascinates you about the Arctic, the Antarctic or the glaciated regions of the earth?

Are you bored by PowerPoint presentations and articles and have an idea to convey your knowledge in a completely different way?

In that case, our creative contest carried out by APECS Germany in cooperation with the German Society of Polar Research is the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for creative contributions that explain one or more aspects of polar research in detail.

Give a topic that fascinates or surprises you a little more attention by approaching it creatively. We have collected some examples for you here to use as inspiration, ranging from comics to podcasts to student experiments - there are virtually no limits to your creativity!

Polar research is manifold and carried out by many disciplines. We welcome contributions from the geo, bio and climate sciences, as well as contributions from the social sciences such as the history of polar research, politics and education.

You should make sure that

  • You present your topic in a technically correct way

  • Your contribution is in German or English, in case you write texts

  • You adapt your content to your target group, which can range from primary school children to an interested public

  • Your contribution can at least to some extent be published on our website


We know how much work it requires to carry out such a project. In order to acknowledge this, the German Society of Polar Research awards one or more prizes, with the first place winning a €500 prize.


  • You are studying at a German university for a bachelor's or master's degree or for a teacher training position

  • Closing date for entries is 1 December 2020 (23:59 CET)

  • The submitted contributions will be evaluated through a panel of judges (consisting of members of the APECS Germany Board, the DGP, and experts in science communication)

  • The rights of use for educational and teaching purposes will be transferred to APECS and DGP.

Please submit your contribution until 1 December 2020 to APECS Germany Chair Luisa: luisa.von.albedyll@gmx.de!


Welcome to APECS Germany, the new National Committee of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists!



After years of smaller attempts and good ideas by some young researchers in the German APECS community, it was now possible to gather a small group of motivated researchers who set the spark of this new national network.

You have ideas and want to be an active part of APECS Germany? We invite you to participate! An even more diverse group of active members will make the start of this new network even more exciting.

Help to produce new ideas, share your experience and knowledge among other young polar researchers and profit from new connections in not only the German polar research community. Ultimately, the productivity, outcome and success of APECS Germany will rely on the activity and commitment of its active members.



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