Competition details


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.

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.

As in previous years, the winning text will be selected by a panel of experts. The main prize is a trip to London worth £500. In addition, there will once again be a prize for the public's favourite, which will be determined by online voting, and many other prizes for all participants. All chosen texts will be printed in our writeAUT magazine.

We look forward to reading your texts!

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.
View all texts

You can now view and download our 2023 writeAUT magazine.
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