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About the Award
On January 14th, 2010, the Council of the Capital City of Warsaw established the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage.

The Award is a form of distinction and promotion of the most worthwhile reportage books which touch on important contemporary issues, evoke reflection, and deepen our knowledge of the world of other cultures. The Award is intended to pay posthumous homage to Ryszard Kapuściński - eminent reporter, journalist, publicist and poet and, apart from Stanisław Lem, the most translated Polish author, who spent over 60 years of his life in Warsaw.
The Award will also serve to promote Warsaw, as Kapuściński, whose name is known all over the world, may be considered an informal ambassador of the City. Additionally, its aim is to propagate reading among the residents of Warsaw, raise interest in the nominated books and popularize the literary oeuvre of the patron of the Award.
Until the 9th edition the Award was taking the form of a monetary prize (50,000 PLN gross) for the author of the best literary reportage, and a monetary prize (15,000 PLN gross) for the author of the best Polish translation of a literary reportage, along with diplomas and photographs by Ryszard Kapuściński, presented to all finalists.

Since 2019 the amount of prizes has been augmented:
1) the award for the best literary reportage: PLN 100,000
2) the award for the best translation of the reportage: PLN 20,000
3) awards for shortlisted books: PLN 5,000
4) awards for shortlisted translations: PLN 2,000

The laureates are announced in May during a special gala (in the case of the first edition, the exact date was May 16th, 2010)

The City's partner in organizing the Competition is "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily.
The honorary patron of The Award is Mrs Alicja Kapuścińska

The jury secretary may be contacted at:
mobile: +48 607 310 445

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