Ruy Cinatti / INCM Literary Award

From 27 Mar until 30 Apr

The competition for the Ruy Cinatti/INCM Literary Award runs from March 27th to April 30th.
This initiative from Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM), the Portuguese National Printing House and Mint, is sponsored by the Civil Society Support Unit from the Prime Minister's Office, in collaboration with the Embassy of Portugal in Timor-Leste.
The competition is open to all Timorese citizens or those resident in Timor-Leste for over 5 years, while the submitted works must be unpublished and in Portuguese.
The originals should be sent by e-mail to Teresa Garcia, secretary of the Publications Unit of INCM (
The winner will be announced May 30th. The award-winning work will be edited and marketed by the organization of the competition, and the winner will receive five thousand euros.
The INCM/Ruy Cinatti Literary Award aims to promote the expression in the Portuguese language in Timor-Leste, to honour Ruy Cinatti, the poet and great man of culture, and select quality original works in the field of prose.
The original of this regulation can be consulted