Nike Award

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For the Russian film award, see Nika Award.
2005 Nike award ceremony with former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski

The Nike Literary Award (Nagroda Literacka Nike) is one of the most prestigious awards for Polish literature. Established in 1997 and funded by Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's second largest daily paper, and the consulting company NICOM, it is conferred annually in October for the best book of a single living author writing in Polish published the previous year. It is open for nominees from all literary genres, including non-fiction essays and autobiographies. Each year, a nine-member jury selects the laureate in a three-stage process. Twenty official nominees are accepted in May, out of which seven finalists are declared in September. The final decision does not take place until the day of the award ceremony in October. The award consists of a statuette designed by the prominent Polish sculptor Gustaw Zemła and a cash prize of currently PLN 100,000.

In addition to the main jury award, there is an audience award based on the outcome of a vote on the seven official finalists conducted by Gazeta Wyborcza. The verdicts of the audience and jury have converged only occasionally (2000, 2001 and 2004).


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