Wisława Szymborska Foundation
The competition is organized by the Wisława Szymborska Foundation.
The Wisława Szymborska Award is an international prize given in two categories: annually for the best book of poetry published originally in the Polish language in the year preceding the award (first category) and every other year for a volume of poetry translated into Polish (second category). Books in both categories can be submitted for the current (tenth) iteration of the award.
Candidates for the Award may be proposed by publishing houses, cultural institutions, literary journals and websites, members of the Award Committee, and other parties.
Submissions must be delivered to the Foundation’s address by 14 January 2022.
The Award Presentation Gala is held in June in Krakow.
The Award comprises a statuette and a cash prize in the amount specified by the Board of the Foundation.
Secretary of the Award
2022 Wisława Szymborska Award
Competition terms and conditions