Our winners 2023


Jan Brandenburg

Text 09 – Moral

Online voting favourite
Clara Collins
Text 05– Stellen Sie sich Christopher Columbus im 21. Jahrhundert vor

The 2023 texts


We have published all of the 18 chosen texts of 2023 here on our website.
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You can now view and download our 2023 writeAUT Magazine.
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Competition details


The motto of this year's writeAUT creative writing competition was:
“Geschichte mal anders, rewriting historical figures in different time periods”

A workshop was offered to prepare you for the competition, and feedback on your text (free choice of literary genre, word count max 1500) was received from the Austrian lecturer in your department.

The writers of the two best texts submitted from each participating university were invited to the award ceremony with the Austrian Cultural Forum in London. This year's prize was to win a trip worth £300.

The selected texts were published on our website. The winner of all submissions was picked from a 5-person jury, but there was also a public selection, chosen via an online vote.  All selected texts were published in the writeAUT magazine

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