"The aim of the Balts’ Award is to recognize the excellence and achievements related to individual contribution and accomplishment in promotion of Latvian-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-Latvian translations, teaching and enhancing the use of Latvian and Lithuanian languages, research on the Latvian and Lithuanian tangible and intangible cultural and historical heritage, as well as investigative journalism on Latvian and Lithuanian history, culture and tourism," said a release from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Both individual persons and institutions, which have contributed to the above mentioned areas, can be nominated for the Award.
The Jury’s decision on a winner will be made in September 2019. The winner of the Balts’ Award 2019 will be announced in early autumn and the Award presented by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania in a ceremony held in Lithuania.
The Balts’ Award of 3,000 euros is made up of equal contributions from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania. The Jury of the Award consists of representatives from the Ministries as well as independent language, literature and history experts from both countries.
The Award candidates for 2019 can be nominated until 31 May 2019 and full details of the application procedure are available at the ministry website.