3 July 2018 Embassy of Luxembourg Prize / Prix de l’Ambassade du Luxembourg

In connection with the 10th Edition of the Conrad Festival, the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the Republic of Poland in cooperation with the Pierre Werner Institute / Institut Pierre Werner (IPW) and the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Centre / Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, will fund a Prize for a Young Author writing on European topics. The prize will consist of a financial grant and a residence stay in Luxembourg.

The prize is a grant of €2,500 which will serve as a scholarship to finance the travel and living expenses of Laureate in one of the guest apartments located at the Neümunster Abbey Cultural Exchange Centre / Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg. During the residence, the Pierre Werner Institute / Institut Pierre Werner (IPW) will also facilitate the Laureate's contacts, in accordance with their interests, with the relevant Luxembourg and European institutions. The residence is scheduled for the first half of 2019 and will last three weeks.

The entries may take any form or genre (e.g. literary work, essay, academic dissertation, project), but they must present a Polish or Poland-related perspective on Europe, reflecting the attitude of the younger generation to the European Union and the future of Europe. The texts must not contain any racist or sexist references or discriminate against minorities, neither can they promote any extremist ideology.

More than one entry can be submitted and candidates for the Luxembourg Embassy Prize must be under 35 years old and must be citizens of the Member States of the European Union who have lived in Poland for at least the last three years. Knowledge of foreign languages such as German, French or English will also be important.

Please send the texts electronically in .doc or .docx format to the following address: nagroda.luksemburg@conradfestival.pl by 12 p.m. on 1 September 2018 at the latest. All the conditions to be met by the candidates for the Prizes are set out in separate regulations.