The Bergen International Essay Competition

Competition Grant / Award
  • Norway
  • Apply Before : October 1, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 34966
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required

Opportunity Description

The Bergen International Essay Competition is designed for international essay writers. Moreover, the Bergen International Literary Festival for non-fiction and fiction is going to take place in February every year in the Norwegian city. Besides, the competition is seeking for new and outstanding writing. Furthermore, interested and eligible can apply.



The theme of the competition: My generation (your generation characterizes, write your standpoint and encouragement and enrages reasons)

Deadline: 1 October 2020

Result announcement: 11 to 14 February 2021 at the Bergen International Literary Festival


  • Each participant is allowed to submit one paper.
  • Participant’s age should not be more than 30 years (born in 1990 or later).
  • The essay should be original text, and it can be in any language but with English language translation.
  • The length of the essay should not be longer than 2000 words in the English version.
  • Submit your essay before the deadline.

What are the prizes:

  • 2500 Euro as a cash prize.
  • 500 Euro allocated for three runners up.
  • The successful essay and the runners up will publish online and printed format.


  • Alisa Ganieva, author from Russia.
  • Leila Guerriero, author, and journalist from Argentina
  • Sandra Lillebo, author and critic from Norway
  • Daniel Medin, editor, and professor at the American University of Paris citizen of USA/France.
  • Jonny Steinberg, author, and professor at Oxford University from South Africa/UK.
  • Ece Temelkuran, author and commentator from Turkey.

Required documents:

  • Online application form
  • Personal details
  • Essay

How to apply:

Write your essay and submit online

For more details, please visit the competition website


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