The Prix Laurence is a central element of the literary festival LiteraTour organised by the Municipality of Bettembourg (L).

Since its creation in 2015, 737 authors have participated in the Prix Laurence with 1228 texts.


Within the framework of its LiteraTour festival, the Municipality of Bettembourg invites all young authors from the Greater Region and the partner cities of the Municipality of Bettembourg (L), namely Valpaços (Portugal) and Flaibano (Italy), to participate in the 9th edition of the Prix Laurence.

Accordingly, young authors can submit their unpublished literary creations in six languages: English, Luxembourgish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian until 25 March 2024 in two age categories, 12-17 and 18-26 years.

As in previous editions, the organisers did not want to limit the young people either in the themes addressed in their creations or in the genre of literature. All types of literature are welcome: prose, poetry, songs, rap, theatre...

A local jury in Portugal and Italy will take care of the pre-selection of the Portuguese and Italian texts for the finales.


All finalists will read their texts live at the grand finales at the KulTourhaus in Huncherange, municipality of Bettembourg (L), in front of the public and jury on Saturday, 27 April and Sunday, 28 April 2024.

The texts of all finalists and laureats will be published in the 2024 edition of the Prix Laurence Anthology.