Welcome to the Humboldt Advent Calendar!

The 2019 competition has ended. Thank you for participating and Happy Holidays!

 

How it works:

  1. Please click on the door of the current day. A new internal window will open.
    Note that doors of past or future days cannot be opened.
  2. Please answer the question of the day. Sometimes there are hints to solve a question, e.g. a link to another page with relevant information to find the answer.
  3. Please register with your first name, family name, age, native country and email address.
    We need that information to inform you in case that you will win a prize. All participants of each day in the respective week enter the draw of the weekly prizes. If you participate daily, you’ll enhance your chances to win a prize.
  4. Enter the validation code at the bottom of the internal window and submit your data.
  5. In case you forgot to fill out something you will receive an error message immediately. In that case please correct your information.

If all boxes are filled out correctly you will receive a confirmation and automatically enter the draw of the prizes of the respective week.

 


Weekly prizes (drawn on December 6 / 13 / 20, 2019):

1st prize*
Win a two-week German course at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance / Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18+), at the Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg (ages 13 – 17) or at the Humboldt-Institut Bad Schussenried (ages 10 – 17)!

The prize includes:

  • free transfer (railway station / airport)
  • intensive course 30 or 25 (30 or 25 lessons per week)
  • accommodation, full board, leisure program, teaching material, course certificate

 

2nd prize*

Win a Humboldt-Institut polo shirt!

 
 

 

 

3rd prize*

Win a Humboldt water bottle!

 

 

 

* The prize can only be redeemed between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 or between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. If the prize is not redeemed during the above stated periods of time, the right to claim the prize expires. Travelling expenses or potential personal expenses are not included in the prize.

The 2nd and 3rd prizes are shipped by mail. Shipping is only possible if we receive the winner’s full mailing address. The 2nd and 3rd prize must be redeemed until March 31, 2020. If the prize is not redeemed until March 31, 2020, the right to claim the prize expires.

The prize is personalized to the winner and it is not possible to transfer it to a third party.

 


Conditions of participation for the online competition „Humboldt Advent Calendar 2019“

The participation in the online competition „Humboldt Advent Calendar 2019“ is based on the following conditions of participation:

 

  • § 1 Organization of the competition

    The online competition „Humboldt Advent Calendar 2019“ is being held by

    Humboldt-Institut – Verein fuer Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.
    Schloss Ratzenried
    88260 Argenbühl
    Germany

    Telephone: +49 (0)7522 988 0

    Email: info@humboldt-institut.org
    Website: www.humboldt-institut.org

     

  • § 2 Eligibility

    Participants in the competition must be natural persons and 10 years or older at the time of entry. If the participant has limited legal capacity his participation requires the consent of his legal representative. The competition is not open to employees of the Humboldt-Institut.

     

  • § 3 Procedure of the competition

    The participation in the competition is possible every day between December 1 and December 19, 2019. Only one entry per day and person is accepted. To be included in the draw of the weekly prizes, participants have to answer questions or take part in a certain activity and submit their answers together with a completed online form to the Humboldt-Institut by electronic means.

    The participation in the competition is free of charge.

    The weekly prize winners will be drawn among those participants in the respective weeks who answered the questions of the competition correctly and/or took part in the activities. The Humboldt-Institut will inform the winners of a weekly prize by email within three business days after the weekly draw.

    If a prize is shipped the Humboldt-Institut bears the shipping costs. Picking up a prize personally is not possible.

     

  • § 4 Weekly prizes

    Among all participants who answered the questions of the competition correctly and/or took part in the activities in the respective week the following weekly prizes are drawn:

    Week 1: December 1 – December 5, 2019 (draw on December 6, 2019)
    Week 2: December 6 – December 12, 2019 (draw on December 13, 2019)
    Week 3: December 13 – December 19, 2019 (draw on December 20, 2019)

    1st prize: A two-week German course in Constance or Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18 and older), in Lindenberg (ages 13 to 17) or in Bad Schussenried (ages 10 to 17) including free transfer to and from the respective course centers. The free transfer is limited to those airports or railway stations offered in the Humboldt-Institut brochure 2020 for the respective course centers.

    The redemption of this prize is subject to the following restrictions. The prize can only be redeemed:

    a) between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 or between September 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 in Constance or Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18 and older), in Lindenberg (ages 13 to 17) or in Bad Schussenried (ages 10 to 17). A combination of different course centers is not possible.

    b) in regular intensive courses of the Humboldt-Institut, i.e. one-to-one courses or special courses (e.g. school transition courses) are excluded from winnings.

    The service description of the German course corresponds to the descriptions in the Humboldt-Institut brochure 2020.

    2nd prize: A Humboldt-Institut polo shirt

    3rd prize: A Humboldt water bottle

 

  • § 5 End of the online competition

    The Humboldt-Institut e.V. reserves its right to modify or cancel the online competition at all times without giving advance notice and without any expressed reason.

     

  • § 6 Legal process

    The Humboldt-Institut’s decision is final, and no correspondence on any matter will be entered into.

     

  • § 7 Liability

    The Humboldt-Institut does not hold liability for loss or damages of any prize awarded.

    The Humboldt-Institut accepts liability for direct personal injury by intent or gross negligence. The Humboldt-Institut does not hold liability for injuries or damages resulting from slight negligence or in case of non-fulfillment of obligations under contract resulting from force majeure.

     

  • § 8 Applicable law

    The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply.

     

  • § 9 Privacy Statement

    By entering the competition participants agree that the Humboldt-Institut e.V. will collect, save and use personal data (e.g. name, address, email address and native country) for the purpose of the competition. No personal data will be passed on to a third party. Four weeks after the end of the competition the personal data of the competition participants will be deleted.

  • Participants ensure that the data (especially name, age, address, email address) they submit to register for the competition is correct. Participants agree that their full name and their home country is published on www.humboldt-institut.org, www.facebook.com/humboldt.institut and www.instagram.com/humboldtinstitutev in case of winning.
  • Participants have the right to claim information concerning the storage of their personal data. Information will be granted by the Humboldt-Institut e.V. (email: info@humboldt-institut.org).Participants can revoke their consent at any time in a written form. The revocation must be sent to:
  • Humboldt-Institut – Verein für Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.
    Schloss Ratzenried
    88260 Argenbühl
    Germany
  • If participants revoke their consent to save their personal data all collected and saved data will be deleted.
     
  • § 10 Further regulations

    Place of performance is the Humboldt-Institut’s address of record.

    No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Prizes are not transferable to a third party. Prize winners have to bear possible expenses in connection with the redemption of a prize (e.g. travelling costs, personal expenses) themselves.

     

  • § 11 Severability clause

    Should individual terms of this agreement be ineffective or lose their effectiveness due to later circumstances or should a loophole emerge in this agreement, the legal effectiveness of the other provisions is not affected. The invalid contractual provision shall be replaced or the loophole filled by an appropriate provision which comes as close as possible to what the parties to the agreement would have wanted, had they considered the point.

 


 

Good luck to everyone and have fun with our competition!

 

The winners of the 3rd week

 

1st Prize: Cynthia Florez Silva, Peru

Your Prize: a two-week German course in Constance or in Berlin!  

2nd Prize: Daria Potapova, Russia

Your Prize: a Humboldt-Institut polo shirt! 

3rd Prize: Valeria Kassatkina, France

Your Prize: a Humboldt water bottle!

 

The winners of the 2nd week

 

1st Prize: Isla Graves, United Kingdom

Your Prize: a two-week German course in Constance or in Berlin!  

2nd Prize: Myriam Fusco, Italy

Your Prize: a Humboldt-Institut polo shirt! 

3rd Prize: Paloma Fernandez Arribas, Spain

Your Prize: a Humboldt water bottle!

 

The winners of the 1st week

 

1st Prize: Ana Celia Martínez, Mexico

Your Prize: a two-week German course in Lindenberg or Bad Schussenried!  

2nd Prize: Elsa Colérus, Finland

Your Prize: a Humboldt-Institut polo shirt! 

3rd Prize: Arda Ünsever, Turkey

Your Prize: a Humboldt water bottle!

 

Congratulations!