Invitation to submit works for the Baltic Assembly Prizes


The Baltic Assembly (BA) invites works for the annual competition of BA Prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science to be submitted by 1 June 2010. 

The annual BA prizes were created to facilitate the development of literature, the arts and science in the Baltic States and to evaluate the most distinguished achievements in the relevant fields. The amount of each prize is EUR 5000. The Baltic Assembly Prizes for 2010 will be awarded at the annual BA Session which will take place in Riga from 21 to 23 October.

Please send the works, together with the candidate’s biography, two reviews and other relevant materials, such as references in the press, CDs or DVDs, to Ingrīda Putniņa, Secretary of the Latvian delegation to the Baltic Assembly, by 1 June 2010 at the following address: The Saeima, Jēkaba iela 10/12, LV–1811. For additional information, please call (+371) 6708 7335.

The BA Prize for Literature is awarded to an author of a novel, play, collection of poetry, stories, or essays written in Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian. The first publication of the work should be within the past three years.

The BA Prize for the Arts is awarded to an author or performance artist for a piece of art or a cycle of works in the fine arts, applied arts, music, architecture, theatre or cinema that has been created during the past three years. This prize can also be awarded to a director, soloist, actor, ballet dancer or a group of performance artists for excellent artistic performance presented within the past three years.

The BA Prize for Science is awarded to the author of an outstanding scientific work or a research series in the humanities, social sciences or sciences if the work has international relevance, facilitates the development of science in the Baltic region and has been published during the past three years.

Information on the Baltic Assembly
The Baltic Assembly is an interparliamentary cooperation organisation of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania which was founded on 8 November 1991. The Baltic Assembly consists of 12 to 20 members from each country’s parliament. The Baltic Assembly is a coordinating and consultative organisation which has the right to express its opinions to national parliaments, governments and the Baltic Council of Ministers in the form of resolutions, decisions, declarations and recommendations; it can also request answers from these institutions on activities regarding cross-border issues that are on the BA agenda.

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