The Vivalectura Awards, which have just been opened for entries for the 2018 edition, have been shown great recognition by the Argentinian Ministry of Culture.
The competition seeks to encourage different projects from around the country which focus on innovation and the efforts made by schools and organisations to bolster reading as a link to reality and a door to the future.
Its goal is to stimulate and pay tribute to the most outstanding attempts to promote reading through its multiple forms from all around Argentina. These are experiences that occur at schools, in public libraries, promoted by civil organisations or university research or outreach projects.
In the photo: Nilda Palacios, Project Coordinator at the Santillana Foundation, Mariano Jabonero, Director of Education at the Santillana Foundation, Max Gulmanelli, Secretary of Educational Management of the Argentinian Ministry of Education, Andrés Delich, Director of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), Andrés Gribnicow, the Secretary of Culture and Creativity of the Argentinian Ministry of Culture, and guest author Carlos Silveyra.
This award was created through Ministerial Resolution No. 649 from the Argentinian Ministry of Education in 2007 and boasts the participation of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI)) and the Santillana Foundation.This year it also had the support of the Argentinian Ministry of Culture, CONABIP (the Argentinian National Public Libraries Committee) and ALIJA (the Argentinian Association for Children's and Young People's Literature).
The winners will receive their awards at the Buenos Aires 2018 International Book Fair. The prize will be 30 thousand pesos for the first places and a prize of 10 thousand pesos for the honourable mentions.
Find out more information on the event's website: https://www.premiovivalectura.org.ar/