Application possible for children and young people aged between 11 and 21 irrespective of their type of school or training.

You may enter all kinds of texts: prose, poems, plays, reportages, miniatures, collages …

Dates for the Treffen junger Autor*innen 2020

Call for applications from March 2021
Deadline for applications 15 July 2021
Announcement of the final selection September 2021


Applications have to be made via our new Application Portal (in German only).

After you registration you can provide all the necessary details for your application.

You can also upload the following application material:

  • text manuscripts: no longer than five text page (if necessary excerpts), for poetry max. 10 texts

Please note the required format: size minimum 10 points, line spacing minimum  1.5, maximum 60 characters per line and clearly labelled footers: title + author + page number

If you have any questions of problems using our new application portal, please contact us by phone under +49 30 254 89 213.


A jury will read the texts and select the twenty prize-winners. The selection will be completed by mid-September. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The winners will be invited to the Treffen junger Autor*innen for five days in Berlin.

A selection of the nominated texts will be presented in the public reading of the winners at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The meeting also offers a rich Campus programme of discussions, readings and workshops about prose, poetry, dramatic writing and experimental writing across genres.

All texts will be published in the annual anthology. Up to 20 applicants will receive a book token worth € 75.


The reading of the winners will be recorded. All of the awarded texts will published in the annual anthology. All applicants of a year will receive the anthology.