Brazil Announces IV International Essay Competition

| June 27, 2012
Brazil Essay Competition

The international essay conmpetition honors Lygia Fagundes Telles.

Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations is accepting applications for the IV International Essay Competition, which is dedicated to the body of work of Brazilian novelist and short story writer Lygia Fagundes Telles.

The competition, which aims to promote Brazilian literature abroad, will award the “Itamaraty Brazilian Literature Award” to five winning essays.

A judging committee will select the winning essays based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, the candidate’s knowledge of Lygia Fagundes Telles’ body of work and of the criticism of her work, and literary quality of the essay.

The first-place winner will receive $20,000; second-place, $15,000; third-place, $10,000; fourth-place, $5,000; and fifth-place, $3,000.

In addition, the five winning essays will be published by the Ministry of External Relations as part of a book and distributed free with the objective of promoting Brazilian culture. For more information click here.

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