The municipality of Faro will promote the VIII Edition of the National Poetry Prize António Ramos Rosa, instituted in 1999 in honor of the poet born in Faro, the greatest figure in the national and international poetic panorama and patron of the municipal library.
The prize, worth 5,000 euros, once again has the high sponsorship of the Fundação Milénio BCP and the support of the Regional Directorate for Culture of the Algarve and Jornal de Letras.
The delivery of competing works will take place between January 7 and March 31 and poetic works, in the first edition, published in 2019 and 2020 will be admitted.
The jury will be composed of Nuno Júdice, Carina Infante do Carmo and Isabel Lucas.
This award, of which seven editions have already taken place, in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2019, seeks to “promote the appearance of new poets, but also to recognize the work of those already consecrated”.
In all editions, there were more than 50 works in competition, having been attributed to poets of recognized literary excellence, such as Fernando Echevarria, Fernando Guimarães, Nuno Júdice, João Rui de Sousa, Luís Quintais, João Luís Barreto Guimarães and Gastão Cruz.
The award ceremony is scheduled for September, within the scope of the City Day celebrations, on a date yet to be defined.
The participation rules can be consulted here.