Take part in the literary contest « The First Conference »
The International General Council (IGC) of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) wishes to stimulate and develop knowledge and research on the figures who founded the first SSVP
Conference and who were precursors of what is now an Institution present in 151 countries and with more than 800,000 members. Through the Literary Contest “The First Conference” we want to deepen in the service of each of the seven founders, in order to influence their personal contribution to the emergence of the first Conference and subsequent expansion of the SSVP.
The Conference as a Vincentian group of action and prayer has been replicating globally throughout the world since 1833, the year in which the first group met for the first time in Paris to ignite the flame of charity in the hearts of the lay people. The Literary Contest is open to all active members of the Society. It should be written by a single author, not exceeding 20 pages, and in any of these languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian The deadline for the submission of documents will be on 06 June 2017.
The prizes are:
- 1st prize -1000 Euros,
- 2nd prize – 750 Euros,
- 3rd prize – 500 Euros.
The CGI will also reward the same prize to the Conference which the author belongs.
Watch : Karl Hila, International Chairman for Communication, presenting the contest : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_qHsGn71pU