Premio Eugenio Espejo (Eugenio Espejo Award)

The Premio Eugenio Espejo (“Eugenio Espejo Award”) is the national prize of the nation of Ecuador. Decrees 677 and 699 (of August 1975 and September 1997, respectively) established the prize, which is conferred by the President of Ecuador. The Award is bestowed every other year. Finalists for receiving the award are put on a short list by the National Council of Culture, and grouped 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 Aurelio Espinosa Pólit (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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