Further to several requests from applicants, VdAcademia has decided to extend the deadline for the delivery of papers for VdAcademia International Award 2016. Papers are thus to be handed in until the 14th June 2016 remaining the contest's rules and regulations unaltered regarding the remaining aspects of the competition.

VdAcademia, Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA)'s training academy is duly certified by DGERT in legal, management and soft skills training. The 2016 International Award edition is once again launched together with Almedina publishers. This award is open to all Law students coming from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor and further expands to include Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Entrants to the award apply by presenting a written research paper on a certain subject which, in 2016 is "The principle of hierarchy among sources of law and its consequences". The award amounts to € 3.000 for the first prize and € 1.000 for special mentions.