On the feast day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the CGI is pleased to announce the results of the international contest for Félix Clavé’s thematic year, and also that 2021 will be devoted to Jules Devaux.
The President General International, Renato Lima de Oliveira, on behalf of the Council General International, is pleased to announce the results of the fourth International Literary Contest “the First Conference – International Thematic Year of Félix Clavé”.
- 1st Prize: Adenilton Faustino Moreira. Brazil: 1,000€
- 2nd Prize: Thierry Vialatte de Pémille. France: 750€
- 3rd Prize ex aequo: Obinna Frednard Ogbu. Nigeria / Eric Morell. Spain.
Special Honorable Mention (Hors concours):
Cláudia Márcia de Freitas Pereira. Brazil
Philippe Menet. France.
Njoku Collins. Nigeria.
Aaron Galindo. Honduras.
Grace Olofu. 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 31 literary works submitted by members from the following continents: 3 from Europe, 13 from Africa, 3 from Asia, 10 from America and 2 from Oceania.
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 2021 International Thematic Year will be devoted to Jules Devaux. Those fellow members who are interested in taking part of the contest, which will be launched on February 8th, 2021, can start preparing their submissions.