Premio Eugenio Espejo (Eugenio Espejo Award)

The Premio Eugenio Espejo [Eugenio Espejo Award] is Ecuador’s national prize and the highest honor bestowed on its citizens. The prize was established by Decrees 667 and 699 (in August of 1975 and September of 1997, respectfully) and is awarded by Ecuador’s president every other year. The National Council of Culture selects finalists for the award, which are divided into five categories.

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The Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature

The Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature is a literary prize awarded yearly to Ecuadorian writers by the School of Language and Literature of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in the categories of poetry, nonfiction, short story, novel, and play. Along with the Eugenio Espejo Prize, it is one of the most important literary prizes in Ecuador. The award is named after the Ecuadorian writer (1894-1961).

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The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize

The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize (Spanish: Premio Nacional de Narrativa Joaquín Gallegos Lara) since 1989 has been awarded yearly by the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador to the best national works in three categories: the short story, the novel, and theater. The award is named after the legendary Ecuadorian novelist Joaquín Gallegos Lara (1909-1947).

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