The jury in charge of ruling the awards of the Solidarity Contest of Micro-stories ‘City of Redován’ has already issued its verdict. Among all the presented works the winners have been, with the first prize, the short story entitled ‘The birthday’, whose author is Sergio López Vidal. The second prize goes to Álvaro Giménez García, with the work entitled ‘Cultural Tourism’.
The jury was composed of Vicente Pina López, Antonio Moreno Menchón and the Councilor for Culture, Clara Ezcurra Riera. The meeting took place on June 15, in which the winners who now make themselves known were decided.
This micro-story contest has solidarity character also in this fifth edition. In this way, what is done is to publish a book with a total of 25 of the works presented, among which, of course, the two winners will be found, and the collection obtained through their sale will be destined, on this occasion, to the projects developed by the Spanish Red Cross.
The City Council of Redován has launched the fifth edition of the Solidarity Contest of Micro-stories ‘City of Redován’, an activity focused on “promoting literary culture while allowing to help the work of an organization that on this occasion will be the Spanish Red Cross “, Explained the Councilor for Culture, Clara Ezcurra. This contest has had since the beginning a great acceptance among fans of this type of literary works and from the Consistory hope that this year is no less. The term of presentation of the micro-stories is open from March 5 and those who wish to participate can submit their work until May 4.
The rules establish that any individual, over 16 years of age and resident in Spain, can participate. As for the prizes, two have been established with an economic endowment, a first of 300 euros and a second of 150 euros. In addition, the 25 works that the jury chooses as finalists will be published by the City Council of Redován, a copy will be delivered to each of the authors, “and precisely the collection of that publication will be what is donated to the Spanish Red Cross”, has precise Ezcurra. The jury will be made up of the mayor of Culture, the director of IES Redován, Antonio Moreno Menchón and Vicente Pina López, owner of the Códex Bookshop in Orihuela.
Regarding the requirements that are demanded, the texts will be free, but their extension can not exceed 150 words (excluding the title, which will not be computed). The micro-story must be sent in Spanish, it must be original and unpublished and it must not have been previously awarded in any other contest. Each author may send up to three micro-stories and must identify themselves with their first and last name. The works can be sent to the electronic headquarters of the City Council redovanense (redovan.sedelectronica.es) by mail or in person at the municipal offices, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday, including an instance with author data and title of the play. On a separate page only the work and the title. The complete bases can be consulted already in the bulletin board of the municipal electronic headquarters.
Clara Ezcurra has encouraged “all people who are lovers of literature and who like to write, to participate in this contest that every year grows in number and quality of the works.” In addition, he recalled that the 25 finalist works “will be published, in addition, for a good cause, as it is to help the much needed projects that the Spanish Red Cross has in place”.
Redován 11/7/2017. The Town Hall of Redován has hosted this noon the awards ceremony of the Solidarity Contest of Micro-stories ‘Villa de Redován’. The event was attended by the authors of the two award-winning works, Alvaro Giménez García, winner of the first prize for the short story “In the dark forest” and Sergio López Vidal, a native of Torrevieja but a neighbor of Rojales, who obtained the second prize Prize with the work ‘Butterflies’. The Councilor for Culture, Clara Ezcurra, has highlighted the quality of all the works presented. The mayor stressed that the micro-stories have been donated by the City, as organizer of the contest, the Association of the Fight Against Cancer Redován, whose representative Joaquin Martinez has attended the awards ceremony that has been presided over by the mayor Redovanense, Emilio Fernández.