Fifth edition, 2023


In close cooperation with ArcelorMittal Foundation, and under the patronage of the Minister for Cultural Affairs of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the non profit-making organisation “Le Cercle des Amis de Colpach” governed by Luxembourg law, organises every 4 years a contest for the award of the Aline and Émile Mayrisch Prize. The objective of this award, which honours the memory of the former Arbed director general and of his spouse is to foster the “spirit of Colpach”, characterised by the openness to cultural currents and the promotion of the understanding between European peoples. It is endowed with the sum of 14,000 € (first price of 10,000 €; special price of 4,000 €) and has been attributed for the first time in 2007 as an event of “Luxembourg and Greater Region, European Capital of Culture”.

The Aline and Émile Mayrisch Prize is open to researchers, students, journalists and other authors, residents of Germany, Belgium, France or Luxembourg and aged 24 and above. The works submitted to the contest will deal with research in the fields of history, politics, economy, social life and/or culture in the Franco-Belgo-German-Luxembourg area. They may also consist of contributions from the written press, radio and television, standing out for their pedagogical interest as regards the treatment of the above-mentioned themes.

The works will be submitted in German, French or English.

For this prize, non-published works as well as works published after the 4th edition in September 2019 will be given consideration. The submission deadline is 1st September 2023.

For further information, in particular about the contest rules, please visit the rubric of Rules governing the Award. Any further questions should be addressed either to or to