Mar 11, 2019

Brazilian Portuguese Olympiads (OBP)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil


The Olimpíada de Língua Portuguesa Escrevendo o Futuro is an essay contest for public school students from 5th grade to High School with the mission of promoting improvements in how literature and writing are taught in Brazilian schools.

The contest focuses around the theme "the place where I live" with the goal of encouraging students to create stronger ties and deepen their knowledge and understanding of their local context, contributing to the development of a greater sense of citizenship. Students can submit texts in four categories according to their age group: poem, short story, opinion articles and memoir. 

The 7th edition will take place in 2021. 

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Only 20 students win the Olympiad, five in each category. These 20 are chosen out of around 170,000 submissions from around Brasil.

Participation Cost


Free to participate.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students must be effective writers in order to win the Olympiad. However, the OBP organizers provide training and activities so that teachers can support their students in developing their writing skills. 

Time Commitment


Time for students to write and revise their essays.

Application Deadline

Occurs biennially - next competition will take place in 2021. Application deadlines TBA.

Application Process Includes

Students write essays in response to a theme and the texts are submitted by their teachers to the competition. 


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