As a way to promote the “International Year on the Theme of Jules Devaux,” the Council General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul hereby opens the International Literary Competition on “The First Conference.”
The procedures, with the rules and the appendix for this competition, are available on the CGI website (www.ssvpglobal.org). Written entries must be no more than 20 pages long. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best entries (1000, 750 and 500 euros, respectively). The SVP Conferences to which the winners belong will also receive a cash award of the same value, to be spent on behalf of the families and individuals they help, or on other Vincentian works.
Entries may be submitted in one of five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French. The closing date for sending in research paper/studies is July 8th, 2021. The organizing committee will announce the final results on 9 September 2021, and the prizes will be sent to the winners immediately afterwards.
This competition was announced in the 16th President General’s programme for his term of office, which instituted the “themed years” in order to spread knowledge of the life, work and legacy of the founders of the first Vincentian Conference in 1833. The General Council hopes that many Vincentians, especially young people, will take part in the Devaux competition,
So come on! Let’s ask Superior Councils to help CGI spread news of this competition to the Conferences and Councils in every country, as well as to Vincentian schools and colleges, and to Catholic universities.
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