Aspiring Tweeter and Tweeter, tell us the power of words!

The Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en network (REFER) tweeting competition is back this year to showcase the creativity of students from all francophone linguistic communities.

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The Twitter Literature Contest Meeting of French-language schools in a network (REFER) is back this year to showcase the creativity of students from all francophone linguistic communities.

The aim of this competition is to have students from 5 to 18 years old produce a tweet resulting from an educational work led by a teacher. It is a fun and educational activity that promotes the culture and the French language.

Faithful to tradition, the REFER twitterature competition is linked to the actions carried out within the framework of the French Language Week and of the Francophonie by using the words proposed by Tell me ten words.

The word in the spotlight

After digital technology in 2017, the 2018 “Dis-moi dix mots” operation focuses on orality and invites everyone to question the multiple uses of speech. It is in this context that budding Tweeters are invited to explore the theme “The Power of Words”.

They can have fun by choosing from a series of words related to speech: whisper, boast, chatter, talkative, earthy, griot, ohé, accent, gossip, voice.

Novelties 2018


This year, in the spirit of the REFER theme, the participants are co-tweeting. Each tweet will be the result of a co-writing between two or three students and teams can post up to three tweets.


In addition this year, a new trophy was created especially for the occasion. The authors of the three best tweets for each category will be awarded the Aurise d'Or, Silver and Bronze respectively.

The selection criteria are:

  • The quality of the tweet (conformity to the theme and originality)
  • Language quality
  • Respect for constraints

A multidisciplinary jury, made up of tweeting and education professionals, will choose the winning tweets. The results will be announced on March 22, 2018 during the REFER and published on the website.

When, what, how?

You have until February 9 to register by completing the Registration Form.

Teachers identify which Twitter account will be used, and it is their responsibility to record the names of students who own any tweets posted.

Tweets may be posted between the January 8 and February 28 at 6 p.m. with the hashtags corresponding to the different age categories:

  • #Refer57 for 5-7 years old
  • #Refer811 for 8-11 year olds
  • #Refer1214 for 12-14 year olds
  • #Refer1518 for 15-18 year olds

Adults can participate for fun with the hashtag #REFERad.

Depending on their level and level of study, students are challenged to imagine sound games and figures of speech while using between one and three words from the list. The writing constraints for each age category are presented on the REFER website.

Several educational avenues are also presented on the REFER website, such as works, songs and video clips.

For more details, visit the REFER website.

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