Annual contest announced for Joint Award for the Promotion of the Latvian and Estonian Languages

  • 2020-03-31
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Estonia have announced the contest for the annual Latvian and Estonian Language Promotion Award (Languages Award), LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. 

In accordance with the Award Regulations, a translation, a piece of research, or a Latvian language teacher in Estonia or an Estonian language teacher in Latvia can be nominated to receive the Languages Award for the promotion of the Latvian and Estonian languages in the year 2019. The winner will be announced by the Latvian and Estonian Foreign Ministers. 

The aim of the Languages Award is to enhance the knowledge of the Latvian and Estonian languages and to recognize the achievements of Latvian and Estonian translators, linguists and teachers in the promotion of the Latvian and Estonian languages. The Languages Award also contributes to strengthening Latvian and Estonian cultural cooperation and this year it will be awarded for the eleventh time.

The monetary value of the Award is EUR 3,000 and the Award Fund receives equal contributions from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Estonia. The Jury of the Award consists of representatives from the Latvian and Estonian Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as language and literature experts from both countries.