NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR ALBA PRIZE

ALBA PRIZE IN
LITERATURE                                                                                                                                                         
ALBA PRIZE IN ARTS

   -Official Announcement-

The Bolivarian Alliance for Our America (In spanish: ALBA), through its Cultural ALBA Grannacional Project, announces the ALBA Prize in Literature and the ALBA Prize in Arts for the work of a lifetime, for 2011.

BASES:

  • The Prizes will go to alive creators who have constantly dedicated their lives and work to enrich the Latin-American and Caribbean cultural heritage through original contributions in any literary genre and art expression, and who have outstandingly contributed to enhance the common and, at the same time, diverse values which conform our peoples’ community, favoring our people’s emancipation and their cultural decolonization.

 

  • The nominations to the Prizes should be submitted by associations of writers and artist, universities and academic institutions, regional cultural entities and others identified with the spirit of these Prizes. In every case, some basic
    information about the nominating entity should be submitted too.

 

  • The suggestions should be presented in legal form subscribed by the named authority and specifying the Prize she/he is being nominated in (Literature or Arts). It will include a properly substantiated short biography of the nominee, in no more
    than five (5) sheets.

 

  • The jury, one for both Prizes, will be integrated by outstanding personalities of the Latin-American and Caribbean culture. The jury’s decision will be based on the submitted nominations and its own nominations proposed; the jury is not empowered to not award any of the Prizes.

 

  • The nominations should be emailed to premios@albacultural.cult.cu and submissions deadline is December 30, 2011. Suggestions not abiding to the above-mentioned stipulations will be disregarded.

 

  • There is no right of appeal against the jury’s verdict, which will be informed at a date that will be announced on time. The Prizes will be awarded in a solemn ceremony, if it is possible, during an ALBA Summit.

 

  • Each Prize (inLiterature and in Arts) will be one and indivisible, consisting in a symbolic trophy and cash prize amounting seventy-five thousand American dollars (75,000.00 USD).

For further information: www.albacultural.org / premios@albacultural.cult.cu

Awarded
ALBA Prizes:

 

Literature                                         Year                                        Arts

 

Mario
Benedetti (Uruguay)                            2007                                          Oscar Niemeyer (Brasil)

 

Roberto
Fernández Retamar (Cuba)                2008                                         Jorge Sanjinés (Bolivia)

 

Frei
Betto (Brasil)                                          2009                                        León Ferrari (Argentina)

 

Luis
Britto García (Venezuela)                   2010                                          Silvio  Rodríguez (Cuba)

 

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One response to “NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR ALBA PRIZE

  1. Anouska Kock (editor)

    Thanks for the heads up. Will post it at CLS as well.

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