Portuguese: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Prize

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is currently accepting submissions for the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Prize, awarded for the best paper about Portuguese 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 on a topic related to Portuguese 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: Friday, May 6th 2022

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