Date of publication: 08/02/2023

Council General Launches the International Literary Contest – Historic Vincentian Characters – Jules Gossin

Council General International

On February 8th, the International Literary Contest “Vincentian Historical Characters – Jules Gossin” is officially opened, similar to the previous years’ contest (2016-2022), which focused on the seven founders of the SSVP.

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 SSVP 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 2023. The organizing committee will announce the final result on 9 September 2023, and the prizes will be sent to the winners immediately afterwards.

Council General hopes that many Vincentians, especially young people, will take part in the 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.

Click here to read the rules and annex of the literary contest.

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