Does that sound familiar?
No soap, no toilet paper and nothing to dry your hands with. In addition, graffiti everywhere, overflowing urinals, broken toilet seats and terrible smells.
Are you tired of this situation?
Participate in our competition now and take up your chance to change something together. Become a role model for other schools.
How can you improve the situation of your school toilets in the long run? Find answers together and submit your concepts.
Get involved together and form a “toilet committee” with your teachers, the school administration, the janitor or your parents. Together, you can develop new rules for using the toilets. Or, you design your toilets artistically – get creative for hygienic school toilets that everyone likes to use.
Of course you can complement your concepts with photos, posters, films, models and other multimedia formats.
What can you win?
The three schools with the best concepts win a cash prize of 10,000 € each for the implementation of their concept. In addition, there are non-cash prizes worth a total of 20,000 €. The winners will be selected by a jury of experts. You can find out more about the prize distribution and the evaluation criteria in the conditions of participation.
Who can participate?
All forms of German primary schools, secondary schools and vocational schools. Each school can only submit one entry.
Start of the competition: 15 October 2018
Closing date for entries: 1 April 2019
Award ceremony: beginning of May 2019
We are looking forward to your submissions!
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Partner competitions abroad
At the same time, the German Toilet Organization organizes partner competitions in Uganda and Pakistan in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Find out more about “Toilets Making the Grade”.
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- 2/3of Berlin students avoid their school toilets
- 57%think their school toilets are not clean
- 38%of the parents are worried about the cleanliness of the toilets
Improve your school toilets
and win cash und non-cash prizes worth 50,000 €!
What should your contribution consist of?
Please use the participation form to submit your contribution. It is the heart of your concept and will help you take stock of your school toilets. The concept can be sent by post or digitally to the GTO. Only one concept may be submitted per school.
What should be the scope of your contribution?
How is your concept evaluated?
Do your planned activities have to be carried out by the closing date?
What is the Inspiration Package?
The prize money will be awarded in the form of an earmarked donation. What does this mean?
How are which non-cash prizes awarded?
When will the winners be announced?
Who can participate?