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- The cities of Toruń and Göttingen have established the Samuel Bogusław Linde Prize and are its sole funders. The prize is awarded annually.
- Both cities appoint jury of the prize, which consists of three permanent members from each side and one representative of each city. Each year, the jury selects two winners: one Polish and one German.
- The prize is a literary prize. The prize is awarded to the authors whose word creates ideals and values, connecting people, communities and nations in a common conversation. This phrase shall be adopted as a preamble to the diplomas.
- Jury decides independently and sovereignly. Its decision shall be final and irrefutable.
- The prize may be awarded to authors who have outstanding achievements in the following areas: lyric, prose, drama, essay writing in a general sense, literary criticism, journalism, translation and editing.
- The amount of the prize shall be determined by the two cities.
- Date and place of presenting the prize shall be determined by both cities.
- Proposals of candidates submitted by the resident of Toruń and Göttingen can be considered by the jury.
- The jury must appoint the winners within the deadline established by the two cities.
- Deliberations of the jury shall be secret. The decision shall be made public by both cities.
Work of the jury
- The jury members are appointed by each of the cities for 4 years. The re-appointment is possible.
- The jury consists of eight people, and its members are, with the exception of the two representatives of the cities, irremovable. If a member of the jury withdraws, a new member must be appointed.
- As a general rule, the jury is sitting twice a year. It is able to take decisions if at least six members are present. As possible, it shall take its decisions unanimously, however, with at least five votes.
- The jury members shall perform their functions honourably. The costs incurred in connection with meetings of the jury shall be borne by the two cities.