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Competition 2019

2019 Call for Essay Prize

Subject: The crisis of democracy after the Great Recession

COMPETITION RULES

The Fondation Europa Cultural, which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent private institution dedicated to fostering cultural exchanges, essays.

The Fondation Europa Cultural is convening the 2019 Essay Prize on the subject ‘The crisis of democracy after the Great Recession’. The works submitted must address the relationship between the great economic recession that began in 2008 and the crisis of political parties, governments, elections, the rule of law, political institutions, constitutions, and democratic systems. A comparative approach will be valued more than the analysis of a single case.

The works must be unpublished and must be written in English, French, German, or Spanish. They must be submitted in Word format, with an extension between 40,000 and 70,000 words.

The winning manuscript will be chosen by a jury whose components will be announced when the prize is awarded, on 15 April 2020.

The 2019 Prize is endowed with 200,000 euros.

The works must be submitted electronically to info@fondationeuropa.com before 16 March 2020.

Each submission must include:

  • A brief description of the work in English in about 300 words.
  • The author or authors’ coordinates and a brief curriculum, including publications.
  • The manuscript with an extension between 40,000 and 70,000 words.Reception of all submitted works will be acknowledged.

    Copyright: Reserved for the winning author or authors.
    Publication: The winning author or authors will keep the rights for publication without any intervention or economic participation by Fondation Europa Cultural. However, the Fondation reserves the right to make editions of the works submitted to distribute free of charge by any medium and for an unlimited time.

    Participation in the call implies acceptance of these rules.

2019 Call for 2nd Essay Prize
Theme : the media after the 1978 Constitution

CONTEST RULES

Cataluyna Literària Fundació Privada periodically awards, as from 2002, a prize for humanistic essays on a subject previously established for each competition. The winning works in previous editions have dealt with, among other subjects, with, the origin of the Earth, the construction of Europe, the biological bases of politics, the challenges of education, the ethnic variety of societies, the evolution of communication and other aspects of the development of humanity. Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada was created by Antoni Pàmies Anguera with the objective of furthering knowledge and spreading works in the field of thinking. La Foundation is totally independent of any entity with religious or political character.

The theme of the 2019 Humanistic Essay Award is the media after the 1978 Constitution.

Works submitted should examine the evolution of the media in Spain’s democratic period, its current state and prospects for the future, especially in terms of social impact.

The Humanistic Essay Award has an endowment o 200,000 (two hundred thousand) euros.

Pieces submitted may not have been previously published or committed to other parties. They should be between 45,000 and 90,000 words in length and in PDF format. Originals may be submitted in Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian or English.

Copyright is reserved exclusively for the winning author or authors, who are free to enter into direct agreements with publishers without the financial involvement or participation of Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada, although the foundation reserves the right to issue and distribute editions free of charge in any format.

The works should be sent to the email address administracio@clfp.cat prior to 3 February 2020. All entries will receive an acknowledgement of receipt.

The prize will be awarded by a jury, the composition of which will be released when the decision is published on 19 February 2020.

If the jury is of the opinion that none of the works submitted meet the basic conditions of the awards or are of insufficient quality and the prize is declared null and void, the endowment will be allocated to a new competition to be held the following year.

The prize ceremony may be private or public. In the latter case, the author or a representative of the prize-winning authors agree to attend the event.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the rules.

Competition 2017

2017 Essay Competition Award

Subject: Demography, employment and the future of the social safety net model

COMPETITION RULES

The Fondation Europa Cultural, which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent private institution dedicated to fostering cultural exchange, and essays and works on thought.

The Fondation Europa Cultural is convening the 2017 Essay Prize on the subject of ‘Demography, employment and the future of the social protection model’. Works presented must address the evolution of the population pyramid, new forms of employment and their impact on the future of public service systems (education, healthcare, senior service, etc.), with special focus on the European Union.

The prize will be awarded to an unpublished manuscript of not more than 40,000 words, written in English, French, German or Spanish. The winning manuscript will be chosen by a jury, the members of which will be announced when the prize is awarded on October 31, 2017.

The 2017 award endowment is 200,000 euros.

Works must be submitted in digital format to info@fondationeuropa.com up to September 30, 2017.

Each submittal must include the following:

  • A brief description of the work
  • The author’s personal information and a brief curriculum with publications
  • The manuscript of at least 40,000 words

The reception of all works submitted will be confirmed.

Copyright: Reserved for the winning author(s)

Publication: The winning author(s) are free to contract directly with publishers without any involvement or financial participation on the part of Fondation Europa Cultural in the published works. However, foundation reserves the right to create editions to disseminate free of charge in any media or format and at any time.

Competition 2016

Fondation Europa Cultural

Humanistic Essay Prize Subject:  The welfare state and the human dissatisfaction

 COMPETITION RULES

Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada, together with Fondazione Etruria and the Fondation Europa Cultural, periodically offer an award for humanist essays on a subject established prior to each award. The foundations were created to promote knowledge and disseminate works on different lines of thought. They are completely independent from religious and political entities.

The subject of the 2016 competition is: The welfare state and human dissatisfaction

The works presented must deal with the longings and the personal awareness and the convenience or not to follow our objectives to build a healthier society, from a philosophical and psychological point of view. Taking as an example the American dream and other influences that we can get from popular culture.

The Humanistic Essay Prize is an award of   200.000 (two hundred thousand) euros.

This year, with the objective of reaching a greater number of people with the essay genre and, above all, a younger public, we are opening the competition to audiovisual support.   For this reason the works can be presented only in literary format or accompanied   by   audiovisual support.

The works presented must not have been published or compromised beforehand. The works in literary format must be presented in digital format and must have a content of between 50.000 and 150.000 words, or between 20.000 and 30.000 words if accompanied by audiovisual support. The latter must have a duration of more than 45 minutes. Consideration will be given to unpublished work. The originals can be presented in Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian or English.

The author or authors who receive the award are free to distribute it freely, without any financial involvement or participation on the part of the three foundations.

Copyright will be reserved exclusively for the author or authors, who will be free to hire publishers to print their work directly, without any financial involvement or participation on the part of the three foundations. The foundations reserve the right to create editions to disseminate free of charge in any media or format.

In the case of the literary works, they must be sent to the email: administracio@clfp.cat, before 31/05/2016. The audiovisual works must be presented by means of the same email limit date using a link (and if necessary a password) where the document can be seen.

The prize will be awarded by a jury, whose components will be made public in the moment the verdict is announced, on 16/06/2016.

If according to the jury, the works presented do not adhere to the basic conditions of the competition or do not have sufficient quality and the contest was annulled, the award would be destined to a new competition for the following year.

The prize awarding act can be of a private or public character. In the case of the latter the author or a representative of the winning authors will be obliged   to attend.

Competition 2015

Fondation Europa Cultural

2015 Essay Prize
Subject: The construction of the political community in diversity

COMPETITION RULES

The Fondation Europa Cultural, which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent private institution dedicated to fostering cultural interchanges and essay and thought works.

The Fondation Europa Cultural convenes a 2015 Essay Prize on the subject of “The construction of the political community in diversity”. The works presented must address the challenges and expectations of global, international and multinational relations, primarily in Europe.

The prize will be given to an unpublished manuscript, of more than 40,000 words, written in English, French, German, or Spanish. The winning manuscript will be chosen by a jury whose members will be made public at the moment of giving the prize, on 30 November 2015.

The 2015 edition carries a prize of 250,000 euros.

The works must be presented in electronic form to info@fondationeuropa.com until 30 October 2015.

Each submission must include:

  • A brief description of the work and a short comment about the relation of the work with the global, international or multicultural subject.
  • The personal data of the author and a brief curriculum including publications.
  • The manuscript of more than 40,000 words.

Receipts will be given for all the works presented.

Author’s Copyright: Reserved for the awarded author or authors.

Publication: The awarded author or authors will be free to contract directly the publication of the work with any publishing house without the participation of Fondation Europa Cultural. Nonetheless, the Foundation reserves the right to carry out editions for free distribution in any medium and for the amount of time permitted by law.