Welcome to our UK and Ireland-wide writing competition for German students!

This is the 7th consecutive year of our WriteAUT writing competition. This year, with our theme "Imagine: the next human accomplishment“, participants are asked to look into the world of the future and imagine what it might hold for us.

Humanity has proven time and time again that it is capable of achieving extraordinary things – be it through scientific breakthroughs, technological innovations, cultural masterpieces or social change, for example. In this competition, we want to challenge participants' imaginations and encourage them to give free rein to their creativity.

Whatever you can imagine – be it a revolutionary invention, a ground-breaking scientific concept, a utopian social project or a visionary art form – we want to read texts about your perspectives and ideas for the future!

Participation is simple: write an original text of no more than 1500 words in German that captures the vision of "the next human accomplishment" and impresses us with your creativity and linguistic skill.

In preparation for the creative writing process, interested people can register for one of our writing workshops, which will take place at the various participating universities.

The main prize is an Austrian themed trip to London worth £500 or one of many other prizes. A selected panel of experts will pick the winning text, but there will also be a public selection, chosen via an online vote on our website. All selected texts will be published in the writeAUT magazin.