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Luxembourg's Ministry of Culture has confirmed that the 2024 National Literary Competition will centre around the creation of a play in Luxembourgish, French, German and/or English.

This follows the announcement of the 2023 National Literary Competition winners, which was dedicated to screenplays.

Created in 1978 by the Ministry of Culture, the National Literary Competition aims to encourage literary creation in Luxembourg. Each year, the competition is dedicated to a different literary genre.

The 2024 competition will include two categories: one for adult authors aged 20 and over and another for young authors aged fifteen to 25. The first prize in the adult authors category is endowed with €5,000, whilst the first prize winner in the young authors category will receive €2,000.

The competition is open to authors with Luxembourgish nationality or residing in the Grand Duchy.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is Monday 1 July 2024.

The complete rules of the competition are available (in French) on the website of the Ministry of Culture: or from the Ministry of Culture’s literary service via email: or via tel.: 2477-6616.