Date of publication: 10/03/2020

Council General Launches the International Competition for Writings on Félix Clavé

Council General International

As a way of promoting further the “International Year on the Theme of Félix Clavé”, the Council General of the SSVP hereby opens the International Literary Competition on “The First Conference”.

 The procedures, with the rules and the appendix for this competition, are available on the CGI website ( The written entries must be no more than 20 pages long. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best entries (1000, 750 and 500 euros, respectively). The SVP Conferences to which the winners belong will also receive a cash award to the same value, to be spent on behalf of the families and individuals they help, or on Vincentian works.

 Entries may be submitted in one of five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French. The closing date for sending in dissertations / studies will be 8th July 2020. The organizing committee will announce the final result on 9 September 2020, and the prizes will be sent to the winners immediately afterwards.

This competition was announced in the 16th President General’s programme for his term of office, which instituted the “themed years” in order to spread knowledge of the life, work and legacy of the founders of the first Vincentian Conference in 1833. Council General hopes that many Vincentians, especially young people, will take part in the Clavé competition,

So come on! Let’s ask Superior Councils to help CGI spread news of this competition to the Conferences and Councils in every country, as well as to Vincentian schools and colleges, and to Catholic universities.

Documents to download:

Year of Clavé Terms and Conditions

Annex-Year of Clavé

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