Budapest in 100 words
Posted by Mia Balogh · Jul 10, 2014

Lights, smells, long walks, yellow trams, the Danube – what are your impressions about Budapest? Grab a pen and a piece of paper, and write it down in 100 words. The best ones will be rewarded.

If you have ever been to Budapest, we are sure that you have several nice memories and impressions about the city. If so, we are sure that you will like the new initiative, “Budapest in 100 words”, which encourages people to write their impressions about the Hungarian capital in 100 words.


In the competition, there are no boundaries: you can even write a poem or a sonnet, the most important thing is to express your feelings and impressions about Budapest and to create an ambiance you wanted to.

The aim of the competition is to convince people to add something personal to the city’s cultural life. The best stories will be chosen by a jury – Nora Winkler, cultural journalist, András Hajós, musician and Balázs Szőllősy, member of the Young Writers’ Association. The 12 best “Budapest in 100 words” creations will be rewarded, and will be seen in public places and in the media, as well.


The idea of “Budapest in 100 words” was born after a South American initiative, “Santiago 100 palabras”. This is an important and valuable competition in Chile, which inspires people for 14 years already. There are more and more stories every year, for example last year, 46 000 “creations” were born. So let’s hope the same success for “Budapest in 100 words”, too.

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