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Balts' Award nominations sought

On 15 April, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania have issued a call for nominations for the annual 'Balts’ Award' for 2021.

"The aim of the Balts’ Award is to recognize excellence and achievement related to individual contributions and accomplishments in promotion of Latvian-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-Latvian translations, teaching as well as enhancing the use of Latvian and Lithuanian languages, research on the Latvian and Lithuanian tangible and intangible cultural and historic heritage, as well as investigative journalism on Latvian and Lithuanian history, culture and tourism," said the official notice.    

Both indvidual persons and institutions can be nominated for the Award. The deadline to submit nominations is 30 June 2021 and the jury’s decision on the winner will be made in August 2021.

The winner of the Balts’ Award 2021 will be announced in early autumn and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania will present the Award - which comes with 3,000 euros - jointly in a ceremony to be held in Lithuania.

The applications and Curricula Vitae of nominees from Latvia should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia in English by e-mail to [email protected]  or by post to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, K. Valdemāra iela 3, Rīga, LV-1395 with reference to “Balts’ Award”.

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