about the competition

The competition is organised by the Department of English, in collaboration with the Departments of Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies and Translation Studies.

Interplay is a foreign language competition calling for entries in six languages and prizes for the best entries in each language, aiming to encourage multilingualism and creative writing in some of the languages taught in different study programmes at the University of Innsbruck.

The overall aim is to encourage creative expression on current issues, engage the academic community, and showcase student talent through exceptional works written by the students of all the faculties of the University of Innsbruck. Every student can have the chance to express themselves through fiction and send powerful messages.

The best flash fiction entry in each language will be awarded a monetary prize of EUR 200.

A certificate of attainment will be awarded to all shortlisted writers.

The names of the winners will be announced on the University of Innsbruck website on February 15th, 2023, and the winning entries as well a selection of shortlisted entries will be published on the competition website.


An awards ceremony and closing event will be held in March 2023 (date & venue TBA).

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