Open Call for Young Writers

(CALL EXTENDED) Young Writers Contest: Showcasing Kukës Territory through Short Stories

The Urban Research Institute is excited to announce a contest called “Discover Kukës” for young writers, which is part of the ECOROUTES project. The aim of this competition is to motivate and encourage young writers to discover the beauty of Kukës and express their unique perspectives about it. This contest is open to anyone aged 18 to 33 years old who has a strong connection to Kukës and is passionate about history, culture, traditions, or landmarks. It is an opportunity to showcase writing skills and celebrate the diversity of Kukës.

The contest requires participants to create 10 short novels that highlight local features such as territory, cultural heritage, and traditions. The selected works will be included in a book that contains 20 novels, all written by young writers from Albania and Kosovo. The book will be published and distributed across the Programme area.

The “Discover Kukës” call for applications will be open until May 31, 2023.*

Please find the relevant documents attached below:

*The deadline has been extended to July 15, 2023.

April 24, 2023