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The winners of the 7th European edition of the Prix Laurence, literary competition for young authors
 
 
This Saturday and Sunday, the two finals (2 age categories) for the literary competition for young authors aged 12 to 26, Prix Laurence, took place in Bettembourg.
 
 
The jury: Vesna Andonovic, Martine Forty, Jérôme Jaminet, Christiane Kremer, Christine Mandy, Antoine Pohu, Thomas Schoos and Pit Hoerold.
 
 
The winners:
 
Age category 12 - 17 years
 
1st Prize - Prix Laurence 2022: Marie Viry, Luxembourg - L’apothéose
2nd Prize: Aurelia Wells, Luxembourg – The poems inside
3rd Prize: Valentina Venti, Luxembourg – Rêverie: La perfection
Mention spéciale du Jury (Special Mention of the Jury): Cheryl Fairon, Luxembourg – Down the rabbit hole
Coup de coeur of the Jury: Maria Lucas Cruz, Portugal - Um sonho tornado realidade
Audience Award (online voting): Tiago Delgado, Portugal - Valpaços- Essências naturais
 
 
Age category 18 - 26 years
 
1st Prize - Prix Laurence 2022: Ognyan Darinov 'Flame', Luxembourg- The Laddie at the Lake
2nd Prize: Jovaras Kelpšas, Lituanie - Antys yr (Ducks be)
3rd Prize: Camal Tahireddine, Luxembourg - L’Ère où la Lumière Réfléchit; Je mens
Mention spéciale du Jury (Special Mention of the Jury): Dominykas Matulionis, Lituanie – Žiurknuodžiai (Rat poison)
Coups de coeur of the Jury: Zayn Rawil, Luxembourg - Les peines hirondelles; Chère Isabelle Eberhardt AND Lynn André Rosa, Luxembourg - An Elegy from the Riverbed
Audience Award (online voting): Linas Daug?la, Lituanie - šaukšto megapolis (The megapolis of a spoon)
 
 
Our congratulations to all the winners!
 
And a big thank you to all the finalists and participants of the competition.
 
  
Let us recall that 168 young authors participated with 239 texts in this 7th European edition of the competition, organised in the framework of the participation of the municipality of Bettembourg in Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.
 
 
The Prix Laurence 2022 anthology, containing the texts of all the finalists and winners in the 2 age categories (12 to 17 years old and 18 to 26 years old), will be available soon!
 
Photos of the finals can be found here.


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