Literary Awards

PÓVOA CASINO LITERARY PRIZE

The award was created in 2004, in partnership with Casino da Póvoa. It is awarded to first editions of books in Portuguese or Spanish. The ten finalists, annually alternating between prose and poetry, are analysed by an Iberian-African-American jury. More than 500 titles have been entered in the competition since 2014 and prizes of €120,000 were awarded to writers from the Iberian Peninsula, Africa and South America.

AWARDS

2004 - “Vento Assobiando nas Gruas” by Lídia Jorge (prose)
2005 -  “Duende” by António Franco Alexandre (poetry)
2006 -  “A Sombra do Vento” by Carlos Ruiz (prose)
2007  “A génese do Amor” by Ana Luísa Amaral  (poetry)
2008 - “Desmedida” by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho (prose)
2009 -  “A Moeda do Tempo” by Gastão Cruz (poetry)
2010 -  “Myra” by Maria Velho da Costa (novel)
2011 - “O livro do sapateiro” by Pedro Tamen (poetry)
2012 - “Bufo & Spallanzani” by Rubem Fonseca (novel)
2013 - “A terceira miséria” by Hélia Correia (poetry)
2014 -  “Uma mentira mil vezes repetida” by Manuel Jorge Marmelo (novel)
2015  “Categorias e Outras Paisagens” by Fernando Echevarría (poetry)
2016  “As Leis da Fronteira” by Javier Cercas
2017  “A Sombra do Mar” by Armando Silva Carvalho (poetry)
2018 -  “A Forma das Ruínas” by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
2019 “A Noite Imóvel” by Luís Quintais

THE FUNDAÇÃO DR. LUÍS RAINHA PRIZE

Created in 2010, in partnership with a foundation of public interest, it gives awards to unpublished works dedicated to Póvoa de Varzim. The award-winning works are published and the author receives a cash reward.

AWARDS

2011 – “Sete estórias do vento salgado”, by Ana Paula Braga Morais Mateus under the pseudonym Anna Sophia Moraes
2012 – “Euracini de pátrias e maresias” by Admário Costa Lindo, under the pseudonym Catilita
2013 – “Póvoa de Varzim ou Paraíso Aqui” by Paulo Jorge Coelho Carreira, under the pseudonym Peixe Voador
2014 – “Dezassete Instantes na Praça do Almada”, by Pedro Manuel Martins Baptista, under the pseudonym Almada
2015 – “Céu do mar” by João Morgado, under the pseudonym Juaquine
2016 – “Ardentia”, by Nuno Filipe Santos Silva Azevedo, under the pseudonym Carlos Pessanha
2017 – “No Silêncio das Marés” by Helena Luísa Miranda Coentro, under the pseudonym Sibarua
2018 - The Jury decided not to award the prize due to the fact that the majority of the jurors considered that the works presented did not correspond "to the literary requirement for its award".
2019 – “Toda a Água que nos une” by Ana Paula Mateus under the pseudonym  Clara Monjardim

CORRENTES D'ESCRITAS PAPELARIA LOCUS LITERARY PRIZE

Created in 2005, in partnership with a local bookshop. The Prize is for poetry produced by young people aged 15 to 18 years. Around 500 works have been assessed since 2014. The prize guarantees the publication of the work and a cash prize of €1000.

AWARDS

2005 - “Queda”, by Sara Raquel Ferreira da Costa under the pseudonym Annabel Lee
2006 - “Fuga ao Tema”, by Saulo Matias Dourado under the pseudonym Adelmo Moitinho
2007 - “Este Sabor”, by Nuno Galego Marques Atalaia Rodrigues under the pseudonym Mikhael Lima
2008 - “Bavaroise de ... Joana”, by Maria Beatriz Fernandes de Moura Soares, under the pseudonym Leonor Campos
2009 - “Geometria das sombras”, by Tatiana Vanessa Fernandes Bessa under the pseudonym Ophélia Nery
2010 - “A História do Velho Entristecido com a Vida”, by Miguel Rocha de Pinho, under the pseudonym Alarido dos Começos
2011 - “Esquecimento”, by Ana Filipa Cravina dos Reis, under the pseudonym Ritta Duque
2012 - “Vergílio Vagaroso”, by Tomás Anjos Barão, under the pseudonym Duplo Arco-Íris
2013 - “Inexistência Mental”, by Ana Matilde da Silva Gomes, under the pseudonym Victória Montenegro
2014 - “Jardins vazios de novembro”, by Luísa Raquel Martins Morgado, under the pseudonym Hithu
2015 - “Insone”, by Cândida Filipa Oliveira de Sousa under the pseudonymCarmen de Oliveira
2016 - “A minha vizinha é vizinha de si mesma” by Maria Teresa Forte Fernandes Gonçalves Teixeira under the pseudonym Maria Furacão
2017 - “Simplesmente parecidos” by Juliana da Silva Barbosa under the pseudonym Miura Yigurashi
2018 - “Balaton” by Ana Beatriz Correia de Sousa under the pseudonym Anita Guimarães
2019 - “Renascer” by Cláudia Alexandra Salgado Fernandes under the pseudonym Ema Norberto

CORRENTES D'ESCRITAS PORTO EDITORA ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S STORY PRIZE

Short stories written by primary school students have won awards at the Correntes d´Escritas Literary Festival since 2009. More than 600 works have been assessed since 2014 and prizes amounting to €10,500 in Porto Editora publications have been awarded, with the selected works published in books.

AWARDS

2009
1st place: “Um Susto e um Presente”, School EB 1/JI de Aires, Palmela
2nd place: “A Aventura de Natal do Quico”, School Externato Infantil e Primário dos Pequeninos, Santa Maria da Feira
3rd place: “O Menino e o seu Sonho” School Externato Patinho Feio, Amadora
 
2010
1st place: “A Casa Misteriorsa”, School João de Deus, Estarreja
2nd place: “Contou-me o meu avô”, School EB1 de Ferreiros, Gondomar
3rd place: “João Ratinho à procura de casa”, School EB1 Monte, Vila do Conde
 
2011
1st place: “O Sonho da Violeta”, School EB1/JI de Medo, Vila Praia de Âncora
2nd place: “Uma Aventura no Castelo de Lanhoso”, School Centro Educativo do Cávado, Póvoa de Lanhoso
3rd place: “Uns Peluches Especiais”, School EB1 de Cadilhe, Póvoa de Varzim
 
2012
1st place: “O sonho do Professor Jorge”, School Séction Portugaise du Lycée de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, França
2nd place: “Martinho descobre que as mãos que falam”, School EB Bairro Duarte Pacheco, Braga;
3rd place: “No Reino da Alfabetária”, School EB1/JI Condes da Lousã/Damaia, Amadora
 
2013
1st place: “Na escola aprendi verês", School EB1 O Leão de Arroios, Lisboa
2nd place: “Peixes por um dia”, School Externato Champagnat, Lisboa
3rd place: “Do azar se fez sorte”, School EB1,2,3 Augusto Moreno, Bragança
 
2014
1st place: “O Guarda-chuva de Mariana”, School EB1 de Sever de Vouga
2nd place: “O Circo do Lago”, School EB1 do Luso
3rd place: “Problemas no Castelo”, School EB1 de Penafiel
 
2015
1st place: “Uma Amizade Misteriosa”, School Externato Infantil e Primário Paraíso dos Pequeninos, de Lourosa;
2nd place: “Uma Teia Especial”, School Oliveira do Castelo, Guimarães;
3rd place: “Uma Viagem Inesquecível”, School EB1 de Igreja-Meadela, Viana do Castelo.

2016
1st place: “A magia de Ahmed”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar;
2nd place: “A árvore da amizade”, School Lama, Barcelos;
3rd place: “Uma história não acaba, pode nascer outra vez”, School EB1 do Areeiro, Coimbra;
 
2017
1st place: “Uma Limpeza Necessária”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar;
2nd place: “Fábrica de Corações”, School Externato Passos Manuel, Lisboa
3rd place: “A História que o Miki contou”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar
 
2018
1st place: “O Advento na Achada”, School EBJI Dr. Clemente Tavares, Madeira;
2nd place: “A Mochila Esquecida”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar;
3rd place: “Onde a LUZ se esconde”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar.
 
2019
1st place: “A Caixa”, School José Manuel Durão Barroso, Armamar;
2nd place: “Bingo e Mingo”, School EB Pde. Manuel de Castro, S. Mamede Infesta;
3rd place: “A Odisseia da Gotinha de Água”, School Âncora
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