Post and win one of AuPairWorld's new t-shirts

Au pairs and host families bring the world together. The "We Connect the World" campaign celebrates 20 years of these connections at AuPairWorld – and raises money for SOS Children's Villages!

Girl with AuPairWorld t-shirt

This is how the contest works:

Step 1

Post a photo or a video that shows how you connect with the world - with new cultures, new places, new family, new friends.


Step 2

Tell the world about your connections. How you make them happen and what they mean to you. And use the hashtags #weconnecttheworld and #aupairworld.

How do you connect?

Au pairing means connecting in so many different ways. Post now on Instagram with the hashtag #weconnecttheworld and show your connections.

When you post you automatically enter the "We Connect the World" contest and have a chance to win one of the new "We Connect" t-shirts. The t-shirts are also available for purchase – with all profits going to the charity SOS Children's Villages. 

Connections with ...

Girl sits in front of waterfall


Selfie of a funny family


A group of friends


And your connections? Post and show the connections that make au pairing what it is! (#weconnecttheworld) 


The contest starts on September 1 and ends on September 30, 2019 – AuPairWorld's 20-year birthday month. All pictures and videos that advance to the final round of the contest will be posted on the AuPairWorld Instagram page. Each week the best pictures or videos will be selected as the winner and the poster will receive their preferred t-shirt. Winners will be announced each Tuesday for the four weeks of the contest.

  • Conditions of Participation – Instagram Contest "We Connect the World"

    • All current or former au pairs and host families are are eligible to participate in the contest. Employees of AuPairWorld and their families are not eligible to participate. Participation by minors requires written approval from their parents or legal guardians.
    • This contest has no relation to Instagram, nor is it funded, supported or organised by Instagram.
    • Only owners of Instagram profiles accessible to the general public may participate in the contest.
    • Only photos and videos that conform with our contest criteria and include the requested information will be included in the contest.
    • By sharing your posts (photos, texts, videos) with AuPairWorld on Instagram, you are automatically consenting to AuPairWorld publishing and processing your content on the company website and corresponding social media channels. You may revoke your consent with future effect at any time by contacting us by email, phone or letter (contact details as stated in our Legal Information) . Your submitted content will then be deleted. Please consult our website for more information on your consent.
    • The contest begins on 1 September 2019 and ends on 30 September 2019.
    • Participants have no automatic right to the publication of their photos/videos.
    • Participants confirm that they hold the exclusive rights for all photos or videos that they submit. AuPairWorld reserves the right not to publish unsuitable submissions or submissions for which the participant does not hold the exclusive rights.
    • Participants confirm that full consent has been obtained from and for any person(s) appearing in submitted photos or videos. AuPairWorld will assume no responsibility for claims of third parties.
    • Participants agree that AuPairWorld may also publish their submitted photos or videos on the AuPairWorld website.
    • During the time of the contest at least one photo or video will be selected as a winner per week. The weekly winner will be selected by AuPairWorld. All post of participants which reach the final round of the contest will be posted on the Instagram page of AuPairWorld. Winners will be announced each Tuesday.
    • Winners have no right to any substitution, supplement or cash equivalent for any of the prizes awarded.
    • Winners will be notified via Instagram. If we have not received a reply from a notified winner within ten days, the prize entitlement will become invalid and a substitute winner will be selected.
    • AuPairWorld reserves the right to alter and modify conditions or rules of participation as well as to change or correct the number of weekly winners. Contest results are final and no legal recourse will be allowed.
    • In the event of any disagreement, only German law shall apply. The location of the AuPairWorld GmbH is agreed as the place of jurisdiction insofar as this is legally permissible. If the participant does not have a general legal venue in Germany or has a residence outside of Germany after participation, the location of AuPairWorld GmbH is likewise agreed as the place of jurisdiction.

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The We Connect t-shirts are also available for purchase with all profits going to the charity SOS Children's Villages.

AuPairWorld t-shirt version 1


AuPairWorld t-shirt version 2


AuPairWorld t-shirt version 3



Previous contests:


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We wanted to find out: What is au pairing really like for you? With the hashtag #aupairingis we received loads of pictures on Instagram highlighting different aspects of the au pair stay: travel, cultural exchange, fun, family, friends, language learning. One thing is definitely clear: An au pair stay is an unforgettable adventure for now and forever!

A little girl plays with chalk on the street

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A young woman raises her arms

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