Recently, 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.
Do you think they had time to talk about her fears, her dreams or her hopes for our planet? Did the Little Prince share with her some of his magical wisdom? Maybe he told her what he has been up to since the last time we heard from him?
Please write down and send us the conversation you imagine. Next January 24th, on International Day of Education, we will share across the world some of the most inspiring stories to celebrate youth and creativity!
See the trailer in another of the 6 UN languages selected for the competition:
The writing contest at a glance
To participate in the writing contest, please submit your contribution using the entry form below. Before doing so, please read the rules of the competition, and take time to learn about the functioning of the jury and the rewards for the participants, finalists and laureates.
Entries can be submitted until 30 November midnight GMT. Conversation must not exceed 5000 characters (including spaces). *Everyone born after 1/1/1995 can participate.
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.
Discover a selection of creative activities to do on your own, with friends or in class!
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.
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.
This writing contest is organized by:
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?