october, 2020

01oct1:00 am12:00 amFree to enter!The Bergen International Essay CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: Free ,
Max word count: 2,000 ,
Top Prize: €2500 and publication ,

Top Prize

€2500 and publication

Max word count


Entry Fee


Event Details

The Bergen International Literary Festival for Non-Fiction and Fiction is held in February every year in the Norwegian city of Bergen and attracts writers from every continent. We are looking for new, excellent writing and are pleased to announce the Bergen International Essay Competition open to everybody under the age of 30.

Theme: My generation

What characterises your generation? Write an essay from your standpoint. What encourages you, what enrages you?

We give equal emphasis to literary quality and content. The winner and runners up will be announced at the Bergen International Literary Festival on 11-14 February 2021.

One entry per contestant
The contestant must be born in 1990 or later
The essay can be written in any language, but a translation into English must be provided with the original text
The essay must be no more than 2000 words in the English version
The deadline for entries is 1 October 2020
The winner will receive EUR 2 500.

Three runners up each receive EUR 500.

The winning essay and the runners up will be published both online and in a printed format.

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