Attention, dear authors, dear writing talents! Here is the sixth literary competition of the Volksfreund and Dieter Lintz. Join us! What is at stake, what can be taken and what does Luke Skywalker, Counsellor and Bart Simpson have to do with it.
Do you have a novel in the drawer? Or a story in your head? Idea, plan, first notes? good. You are in the right place, we want your story.
In the beginning there is a word: imagination or fantasy, whether classic with a Ph.D. or modern German with F. Imagination is more important than knowledge, because knowledge is limited (the quote comes from the wonderful Albert Einstein). Imagination = imagination, imagination, magic, inspiration, creativity.
Imagine it’s a war and no one goes. It would be nice. Imagine it…
So, let’s try it now. We withhold bad news for a moment. Putin and his horrific war, Corona, the sweaty earth and all of that shut the door, stay out, you bad ideas! Instead, we open the window to fiction, and a window to the sixth literature competition of the Trierischer Volksfreunde and the Dieter Lintz Foundation.
This time there are two competitions: U 20 (up to 20 years old) and Ü 20 (from 21 years old). Content requirements? Almost no. Let your imagination, let your imagination run wild! All that is put is the motto around which stories should be: Imagine…
St. 20: Imagine you met Greta Thunberg. Or Elon Musk. Or Cristiano Ronaldo. Or anyone else you would like to get to know. He could be a celebrity, a star, whatever. Luke Skywalker, Counsellor, Bart Simpson. Write about the meeting. where? Like? What are you going to discuss?
Above 20: Imagine waking up and everything is different. Another world, another time, another time. A story about people whose lives changed “overnight”. In the present, in the past, in the future. imagination!
The Dieter Lintz Foundation is responsible for organizing the competition. It brings together artists, musicians, authors and culture friends from the region, fosters projects and establishes networks, and encourages talented people to try and develop things – just in the spirit of Dieter Lintz, editor of the Volksfreund who died in 2014.
You have until June 10 to submit the work. Then a jury of journalists, writers and scientists selects the best text in both categories, which has a value of €250 and is published in the newspaper and on the Internet.
AND: The winners will present their award-winning work to the public at the StadtLesen event at Domfreihof in Trier. Imagine it’s July 10th and you’re telling your story to a lot of curious people…
Here is a quick overview of the terms of participation:
1. You are from the region of Trier-Eifel-Moselle-Hunsrück.
2. There are two competitions in the 6th Literary Competition of the Trierischer Volksfreunde and the Dieter-Lintz-Foundation: U 20 (up to the age of 20) and 20 (from the age of 21). Logo:
a) St. 20: Imagine you met Greta Thunberg. Or Elon Musk. Or Cristiano Ronaldo. Or anyone else you would like to get to know. He could be a celebrity, a star, whatever. Luke Skywalker, Counsellor, Bart Simpson. Write about the meeting. where? Like? What are you going to discuss?
b) Ü 20: Imagine waking up and everything is different. Another world, another time, another time. A story about people whose lives changed “overnight”. In the present, in the past, in the future. imagination!
3. The following applies to everyone: The contribution is a maximum of 7,500 characters including spaces (250 lines of 30 characters each). Longer texts will not be considered.
4. Submit/send the manuscript as a pdf file to the following email address:
5. Also a photo of you and your contact details plus a few lines about the author.
6. The closing date for entries is June 10, 2022. The jury will decide. Legal process is excluded.
7. The value of the prize in each of the two categories is 250 euros.
8. The winners will present their stories at the StadtLesen on Sunday 10 July 2022 at 2 pm in the Domfreihof in Trier.
9. Peter Reinhart, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Television, will answer questions regarding the competition, tel. 463-7199-0651.
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