Two kinds of contests are organised: Monthly and Biannual. These contests reward mobility participants for their commitment to learning a language with OLS. All mobility participants invited to access the OLS language course platform are eligible.
Mobility participants studying Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese will receive contest-related emails in their mobility language. Mobility participants studying another language will be sent the English versions.
The monthly contests are announced at the end of the month. Those eligible will receive an email informing them that they need to spend a minimum of 5 hours on the OLS platform in order to participate. No further action is required at this point.
A week later, a subsidiary question will be sent to all those who spent over 5 hours on the OLS platform during the previous month. Recipients need to reply to take part in the monthly contest. Users who did not spend 5 hours on the platform during the previous month will not receive the subsidiary question.
At the end of the month, 20 winners are selected and awarded a €50 voucher.
Biannual Contest participants must spend a minimum of 7 hours on the OLS platform. Participants also need to perform an additional activity, such as sending in a picture or a video. The winner of the first prize is awarded a €500 voucher and the 19 runners-up a €300 voucher.
There is no Monthly Contest when the Biannual Contest is taking place.