Portuguese: Cecília Meireles Prize

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is currently accepting submissions for the Cecília Meireles Prize, awarded for the best paper about Brazilian culture or literature. A prize of $100 will be awarded!


  • Open to undergraduates only
  • Paper must have been submitted as a requirement for a course offered by the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Paper must be written in Portuguese and must be about Brazilian culture or literature
  • Minimum of 3 pages
  • Student’s name should not appear on the essay
  • Include your full name and contact information in the email you send

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Please submit essay electronically as a Word file by emailing it to Cathy Downey (cdowney@fas.harvard.edu)


2016 Winner

Aurelio Muzaurieta (RLL Concentrator), class of 2017, for his essay Carmen Miranda: Embaixadora Tão Eficaz Quanto Problemática, awarded $100