Visual of the Prize

Since 2013, the the award is also a practical light fitting – a book-shaped table lamp. 
This concept was selected in a contest won by the studio ''Mājo'' designers Baiba Lindāne and Uģis Gailis (

''The main idea behind the design concept is to have a book as a symbol of light, thus exposing the ability of books of literary merit to enlighten the realms of reason, emotion and understanding. The awards serve both as a recognition of contribution to Latvian literature, and as functional interior objects for Latvian writers that symbolically illuminate the map of Latvian literature.''

Winners receive remarkable publicity but also a money prize, amount depends on sponsors, this year about 1500 EUR.