Conversation with The Little Prince
Writing Contest

Meet the 6 laureates

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Note: The video by Serena Kaddoum (winner in Arabic) is coming soon

Chinese Winner: Xiyuan JIN,10, China (Nanjing)

English winner: Klaudia Makowska, 16, Poland (Krakow)

French Winner: Manel Fennouche, 16, Algeria (Alger)

Spanish Winner: Vanessa Gabriela Cabrera Cárdenas, 25, Ecuador (Quito)

Russian winner: Vyacheslav Shpakov, 11, Russia (Saint Petersburg)

Meet the 54 finalists (in alphabetical order)

Explore the interactive map with all Little Prince essays

The Little Prince is Back

The Little Prince visited a girl during lockdown to check in on her, just like he did decades ago with a pilot lost in the desert. We weren't there to hear what the two discussed, but maybe you can imagine their conversation… Participants under 25 years old are invited to share their contributions until 30 November 2020 in the writing contest hosted by #LearningPlanet in partnership with Foundation Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Labo des histoires and UNESCO. The selected stories from the 60 finalists (10 per UN official language*) will be published and will receive international recognition on next International Day of Education (24 January 2021).

This Trailer is available in the 6 United Nations languages:

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, partner of the writing contest Conversation with The Little Prince, evokes the power of literature and imagination "to face the unknown, to learn to read the world and discover it from a new perspective". Discover her invitation to participate in the contest.

Around the writing contest

Discover a selection of creative activities to do on your own, with friends or in class!

Illustrations

The organizers wish to encourage all forms of creativity, so everyone has an opportunity to express their talent through a graphic illustration echoing their imaginary "Conversation" with the Little Prince.

These illustrations will be exhibited at future events and on partners' social networks. However, as stipulated in the contest rules above, the illustrations will no be taken into account in the pre-selection of the 60 finalist "Conversations", and will not be submitted to the members of the international jury in charge of selecting the final six winners.

Email your illustration

BDnF, the comics factory

Discover the Art of Comics and create your own stories!

To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of the famous writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the partners of the writing competition have joined forces with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France) to make a comic book application and a corpus of images of The Little Prince available to the public. We invite budding authors and illustrators to send us their "Conversations with The Little Prince" in comic book format or digital illustrated stories.

The original creations will be showcased as part of the #LearningPlanet Festival in January 2021 and widely relayed on social networks by the organizers. On the other hand, contributions in the form of digital comics will not be taken into account by the jury responsible for designating the winners of the competition, which will only be able to select texts of up to 5,000 characters submitted via the form provided for this purpose.

Learn more and download the BDNF APP

Partners

This writing contest is organized by:

Become a partner of the initative

You are a school, an association, a third party, a foundation or a local authority. Would you like to submit ideas to us, orchastrate activities around the writing competition and The Little Prince other than those currently planned (other languages or disciplines), or be fully involved in the project by sharing it with your community members?