Bókmenntaverðlaun Tómasar Guðmundssonar

Bókmenntaverðlaun Tómasar Guðmundssonar eru veitt ár hvert í minningu Tómasar Guðmundssonar fyrir óprentað handrit að ljóðabók. Dómnefnd verðlaunanna er skipuð af borgarráði og er hún skipuð þremur einstaklingum.

How do I participate?

A previously unpublished manuscript of a book of poetry, written in Icelandic, should be submitted to the CoR. Manuscripts competing for the Prize must be submitted in three copies, marked with an alias, with the name and telephone number included in the closed envelope.

Manuscripts are due by Tuesday 1 June 2021 at the latest.

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The publishing rights of an award-winning manuscript are vested in the author or publisher with whom he decides to cooperate. If the panel of judges is of the opinion that none of the works received satisfies the requirements that it considers to be awarded works, the award ceremony may be cancelled in that year.

What is the reward?

Prize winner receives prize money It is paid by the CoR and is awarded one prize annually at the beginning of winter. In 2021, the amount of the prize will be 1,000,000.

Who commissions a jury?

The prize jury is chaired by the CoR's Council for Culture, Sport and Leisure for a period of one year at a time. Three people, one nominated by the Council for Culture, Sport and Recreation, one nominated by the City of Literature of UNESCO and one nominated by the Writers' Union of Iceland.