To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, Le Labo des Histoires, Learning Planet and UNESCO are launching the “Conversation with the Little Prince” writing contest.

Entries can be submitted in the official languages ​​of UNESCO (English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian) until the 30th of November midnight GMT. The conversation must not exceed 5000 characters (space included). Anyone born after 1/1/1995 can participate.


Discover the trailer in one of the other official languages of the UNO:

French Arabic Chinese Spanish Russian
Pour participer, les jeunes sont invités à rédiger un court extrait de la conversation née de cette rencontre, à donner ainsi libre cours à leur imagination en évoquant les réflexions inspirées par l’expérience d’isolement unique qu’ils viennent de traverser, en parlant de leurs inquiétudes, de leurs rêves ou de leurs espoirs pour notre planète, en partageant un peu de la sagesse universelle du Petit Prince ou encore en nous donnant de ses nouvelles, ce qu’ils ont appris de ce que ce dernier a vécu depuis sa dernière visite sur Terre.To participate, young people are invited to write a short extract of the conversation from this meeting, to follow their imagination and by evoking the thoughts inspired by the unique experience of isolation they have just gone through, by speaking their worries, their dreams or their hopes for our planet, by sharing a little of the universal wisdom of the Little Prince or by giving us news of him, what they have learned from what he has lived since his last visit to Earth.

An international jury will then make a selection of some of the best stories, in the different languages ​​of the competition, which will be published online.

Some young laureates will also be distinguished as part of the Learning Planet Festival and the celebration of the International Day of Education, on January 24, 2021.

To participate in the Writing contest


Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, partner of the “Conversation with The Little Prince” writing contest, talk about the power of literature and the imagination to face the unknown, to learn to read the world and to discover it on a different way. Discover her invitation to participate in the competition.