Regulations

REGULATIONS

OF THE ANGELUS CENTRAL EUROPEAN LITERATURE AWARD

GENERAL DECISION

§ 1.

1. The Organiser of the Angelus Central European Literature Award is the city of Wroclaw, and the publishers of the daily journal Dziennik. The award is funded by by the City of Wroclaw.
2. The objective of the award is to distinguish and promote the most important works containing themes most relevant to the present day, encouraging reflection and deepening knowledge of the world of other cultures.
3. The award’s winner must be a living author who originates from Central Europe.
4. The award is to be granted annually to the best book of prose published in the Polish language in the previous year. Only those books whose first publication occurs between 1 January and 31 December of the calendar year previous to a given edition of the award may be submitted for the given edition of the award.
5. The prize consists of:
a) The Angelus statuette by Ewa Rossano,
b) A cheque in the amount of 150,000.00 PLN.

METHOD OF SUBMITTING A BOOK TO THE CONTEST

§ 2.

1. The only subjects authorised to submit a book for the award is are publishers.
2. Each publisher has the right to submit to the award one book by a foreign author and one by a Polish author.
3. Publishers may submit to the award living authors originating from 21 countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Ukraine and Hungary.
4. The final deadline for submission expires on 28 February. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.
5. Submissions must be sent to the following address: Biura Nagrody, Urzad Miejski Wrocławia, Wydzial Kultury, Rynek-Ratusz 7/9, 50-101 Wroclaw.

METHOD OF GRANTING THE AWARD

§ 3.

1. The contest shall consist of 4 stages:
a) frist stage – verification of the book’s being sent in accordance with the criteria presented in the Regulations of the Award,
b) second stage – selection of 14 books for the next stage of the contest,
c) third stage – selection of 7 books to be nominated for the award,
d) fourth stage – selection of the award winner.
2. Books to be excluded from the contest shall be those whose authors, co-authors or translators are:
a) members of the jury including its foreperson,
b) employees of the organisers and the funding party of the award.

THE JURY

§ 4.

1. The contest’s jury shall consist of 9 people.
2. The foreperson and members of the jury shall be named by the President of Wroclaw.
3. The foreperson shall direct the work and lead the deliberations of the jury.
4. Membership in the jury shall be terminated as a result of resignation tendered by the juror, the loss of full ability to execute his or her legal duties or by the death of the member.
In such an event the President of Wroclaw shall name a new member to the jury.
5. The jury shall reach a decision while in session, in the form of a resolution, voted on by secret ballot, with a simple majority of votes. Proposal of a resolution shall require the presence of no fewer than 5 members of the jury. In the case of a tie vote the foreperson shall cast the deciding vote.

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE JURY

§ 5.

1. In each edition of the award the jury shall undertake 3 sessions devoted to the selection of books.
2. A member of the jury not present at a session must present his or her recommendation in written form. Written recommendations shall not be considered in the session deciding the granting of the award.
3. The jury shall reach a decision based on the General Decisions of the Regulations of the Award.
4. Members of the jury are obliged to maintain confidentiality.
5. Remuneration of the jury is established on an annual basis by the organisers and funding party of the Award.

THE OFFICE OF THE AWARD

§ 6.

1. The Office of the Award is named by the City of Wroclaw.
2. Employees of the office are required to execute fully all organisational activities related to the contest.

THE AWARD CEREMONY AND PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD

§7.

1. The Award Presentation Ceremony shall occur on an annual basis each December in Wroclaw.
2. Participants in the ceremony shall include:
a) the authors of the seven books qualified for the final of the contest,
b) members of the jury.
3. The organiser and the funding party of the award ensure the covering of all travel and accommodation costs to and in Wroclaw for each of the seven finalists along with one person in accompaniment.
4. The ceremony shall be established in the following order:
a) presentation of the seven books qualified for the final,
b) announcement of the results,
c) a speech by the jury foreperson in laudation of the winner,
d) granting of the award in the form of a statuette and a cheque by a representative of the award’s organisers and the funding party,
e) artistic portion.

FINAL DECISION

The Regulations shall come into force on the day determined by a representative of the organisers and the funding party of the award.