Norway: Bergen International Essay Competition for Non-Fiction and Fiction 2020 for Young Writers

We are looking for new, excellent writing and are pleased to announce the Bergen International Essay Competition open to everybody under the age of 30.

Application Deadline: 1st October 2020

About the Award: The Bergen International Literary Festival for Non-Fiction and Fiction is held in February every year in the Norwegian city of Bergen and attracts writers from every continent. 

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Theme: My generation

What characterises your generation? Write an essay from your standpoint. What encourages you, what enrages you?

Type: Contest

Eligibility: We give equal emphasis to literary quality and content. The winner and runners up will be announced at the Bergen International Literary Festival on 11-14 February 2021.

  • One entry per contestant
  • The contestant must be born in 1990 or later
  • The essay can be written in any language, but a translation into English must be provided with the original text 
  • The essay must be no more than 2000 words in the English version

Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at (Country): Online

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • The winner will receive EUR 2 500. 
  • Three runners up each receive EUR 500. 
  • The winning essay and the runners up will be published both online and in a printed format.

How to Apply: To upload your essay, please see below.


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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