For the occasion, the French organization AFAL (Association Francophone d'Amitié et de Liaison) launched a writing contest: le concours international des 10 mots de la francophonie.
Librarians and young adults (18-25) from around the world are encouraged to share a vacation memory in French incorporating this year's 10 words: autrement – âme – songe – transports – histoire – chez – confier – naturel – penchant – caractère.
A panel of writers, journalists and linguists among others will be judging the entries. The best texts will be published in an anthology.
You have until March 20th to submit your entries, so get to your pens (or keyboard) and pass the word around!
Visit www.concoursdes10mots.fr to enter the contest or for more information.