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Literary Award 📚

Since 2007, the Kindred Peoples’ Programme confers the Literary Award in honour of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd.

The competition for Kindred People’s Literary Award 2022

  • The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 September 2022.
  • This year, the competition welcomes the works of writers who are based outside of the Russian Federation.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically.
  • We kindly ask you to familiarise yourself with the statute of the award and the guidelines for nominating candidates (see below).

Laureates of the Literary Award will be announced on November 1st, which is the memorial day of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd (1898–1937).

Since 2007, the Kindred Peoples’ Programme confers a Kindred Peoples’ Literary Award in cooperation with the Finno-Ugric Literary Association. The aim of the award is to recognise the work of authors or translators of the literature of kindred peoples without their own statehood.

The Literary Award is established in honour of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd (1898–1937). In addition to poetry – Gerd wrote over 400 poems – his works include plays, prose, and several translated texts. He is also the founding father of Udmurt children’s literature.

Competition for Kindred People’s Literary Award 2022 is open

The Literary Award may be issued to:

  1. a writer or a translator for a work of fiction of noteworthy literary and linguistic value published in a kindred people’s language in the past four years (2018—2022);
  2. a writer or a translator whose activities have notably helped introduce the literature of kindred peoples without their own statehood in Estonia and at the European level. 

Prize fund is 2,500 euros.

Deadline for submitting nominations is 30 September 2022.

This year, the competition welcomes the works of writers who are based outside of the Russian Federation. Anyone may make nominations. The same nominator may nominate several candidates.

Laureates of Literary Award will be announced on November 1st, which is the memorial day of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd (1898–1937).

By September 30th 2022:

  1. fill out and submit an electronic application form along with required additional documents;
  2. send two copies of the published work (based on the date of the postal stamp; books posted after September 30th 2022 do not qualify for the competition) on the following address:

Marika Alver
Kindred Peoples’ Programme
Institute of the Estonian Language
Roosikrantsi 6, Tallinn 10119
Estonia

The following information must be provided in the electronic nomination form:

NB! Since the electronic form cannot be saved before submission, please fill it out only once you have all the required documents at hand to be uploaded with the nomination. 

We kindly ask you to familiarise yourself with the statute of the award and the guidelines for nominating candidates. The coordinator of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme will send you a confirmation email when your nomination has been received.

Laureates of the Literary Award will be announced on November 1st, which is the memorial day of the Udmurt writer and public figure Kuzebai Gerd (1898–1937).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Kindred Peoples’ Programme
Marika Alver
Institute of the Estonian Language

marika.alver@eki.ee
(+372) 5552 9199