The Parliament's prize
Since 1976, the Parliament yearly gives an award to several authors.
Who are the prizewinners?
The Parliament of the German-speaking Community selects those who really help the German-speaking Community through their scientific or literary works.
Why does this prize exist?
The Parliament’s prize was conceived in order to prompt authors to talk about the German-speaking Community.
The founders of this prize also wanted to arouse people’s interest in the matters concerning the community. Furthermore, the population needed to be reminded of the significance of deserving works.
Since 1976, more than 330 works have been presented to the Parliament of the German-speaking Community and more than 70 received a Parliament’s prize.
Terms of participation
The request for the Parliament’s prize 2004 took place in January 2005 (last time limit for the submission: 15th February 2005). The following conditions must be met:
- The work must be written in German.
- With the exception of the literary field, the work must deal with a subject related to the German language region of Belgium (such as linguistics, history, sociology, biographies of famous personalities, etc.)
- The work must not have been completed more than three years before the deadline’s day of the submission.
- The prizewinners have to wait five years before they can submit another work.
- Only one prize is awarded per field and per year. The prize is indivisible.
For more information, please go to the secretariat of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community.