Date of publication: 10/09/2019

The CGI Announces the Results of the International Contest for Paul Lamache’s Thematic Year

Council General International

On the feast day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the CGI is pleased to announce the results of the international contest for Paul Lamache’s thematic year, and also that 2020 will be devoted to Félix Clavé.

Let’s set our minds to make God’s greatest glory the purpose of each and every thing we do.”, Paul Lamache

The President General International, Renato Lima de Oliveira, on behalf of the Council General International, is pleased to announce the results of the third International Literary Contest “the First Conference – International Thematic Year of Paul Lamache”.

  • 1st Prize: Njoku Collins (Port Harcourt, NIGERIA): 1,000€
  • 2nd Prize ex aequo: Elza Alemão (Curvelo, BRAZIL) and Patricia Onhuoa (Okigwe, NIGERIA): 750€
  • 3rd Prize: Dominic Pinto (Bombay, INDIA): 500€

*Special Honorable Mention: Philippe Menet (Paris, France)

*Honorable Mention :

  • Obinna Ogbu (Aba, NIGERIA)
  • Luciana Moreira (Limeira, BRAZIL)
  • Kyrian Njoku (Port Harcourt, NIGERIA)

The SSVP’s Council General International will also grant an equivalent amount to the Conference to which the author of the work belongs. The money granted to the Conference will be fully allocated to social work, activities or projects carried out by the Conference, represented by its President.

The Council General has received 19 literary works submitted by members from the following continents: 1 from Europe, 4 from Africa, 3 from Asia and 11 from America.

We congratulate all the participants and all those who have helped to organise this Contest. “The Organising Committee is impressed with the contents and presentation of the works, which are improving year after year. The Council General welcomes the interest aroused within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the Thematic Year project, which aims at further delving into the work produced by each of the seven young founders. The key goal is to ensure that the knowledge shared by everyone concerning the emergence of the first Conference and the subsequent development of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has an impact, that the history of the founders is known, that it is spoken about, that it is of value as an example, especially for the young people who are attending Conferences today. The seven founders collectively created our Society.For this reason, with respect and consideration, we remember the legacy bequeathed to us.“, said our President General, Renato Lima

We would like to remind you that the upcoming 2020 International Thematic Year will be devoted to Félix Clavé. Those fellow members who are interested in taking part of the contest, which will be launched on February 8th, 2020, can start preparing their submissions.