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Reminder : The 2019 Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet?Acadie Vie Contest

Monday, December 10, 2018

Writers have until December 31, 2018, to submit their names for the 2019 edition of the Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet–Acadie Vie under one of the following three categories:

  • The Prix Volet Jeunesse Richelieu recognizing the excellence of a previously unpublished original work in French by a young author between the ages of 15 and 25, the winner of which receives a $1,000 award;
  • The Prix Annuel recognizing the excellence of a French-language literary work published between January 1 and December 31, 2018, the winner of which receives a $4,000 award; and
  • The Prix Quinquennal presented once every five years in recognition of the entire oeuvre of a Francophone author self-identifying as Acadian, the winner of which receives a $5,000 award. (Please note that this distinction will not be awarded until 2023 and that registrations may be submitted up until December 31, 2022.)

Candidates in the competition must be either Acadians born in the Atlantic Provinces or Francophones who have lived in the Atlantic Provinces for at least five years. The competition is also open to Francophones of Acadian origin with at least one parent who was born in the Atlantic Provinces.

The registration form and full rules are posted on the official competition website at Additional information may be obtained by contacting the competition coordinator, Anne Godin, at 506-724-1304 or

The names of the competition finalists will be announced in September 2019, while the award ceremony for the 21st edition of the competition will take place on the opening night of the Salon du livre de la Péninsule acadienne in early October 2019.

About the Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet–Acadie Vie

Founded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of Acadia Life, the Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet–Acadie Vie recognizes Acadians who, through the quality of their work in literature, contribute to the visibility and promotion of Acadia throughout the world.

Since 1999, the Prix has awarded $123,000 to 43 Acadian authors in recognition of their work, thereby helping them pursue their passion for literary creation.

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Anne Godin, Coordinator, Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet-Acadie Vie | 506-724-1304     

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