Ruy Cinatti / INCM Literary Award

From 27 Mar until 31 Jul

The competition for the Ruy Cinatti/INCM Literary Award runs from March 27th to July 31st, 2017.
This initiative of the the Portuguese National Printing House and Mint, Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM), 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 and the citizens of other countries who have been residents in Timor-Leste for over 5 years. The literary texts submitted must be unpublished and in Portuguese.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 award-winning work will be edited and marketed by the organization of the competition, and the winner will receive five thousand euros.
The Ruy Cinatti/INCM Literary Award aims to promote expression in the Portuguese language in Timor-Leste, to honour Ruy Cinatti, the poet and great man of culture, and to highlight quality original works in the field of prose.
The full regulations for this competition are available at