Ideias do Levante – Associação Cultural de Lagoa, through its project “Lagoa a Escrever”, will launch on July 1, 2020, the first edition of the literary contest entitled “Poetas de Lagoa” with the theme “Local Commerce”.
This contest will be aimed mainly at adults and teenagers (from 12 to 17 years old) with the aim of promoting authors / writers from the Municipality of Lagoa (natural and / or residents), promoting a taste for writing and reading and, in parallel, in this edition, boost and promote local commerce in the municipality of Lagoa. There will be a section entitled “Pequenos Poetas de Lagoa” aimed at children (from 6 to 11 years old) but which will not be subject to competition.
The competing works, alluding to the theme “Local Commerce”, written in Portuguese, must be presented in various forms / structures related to a poetic text, and the total number of words per work cannot be less than 77 words, nor more than 777 words, including title (s), notes and signature (s). Each author can only participate with an unpublished text. The jury, nominated by the organization, reserves the right not to award prizes or not to publish the submitted works, if any, it considers that the content of the works is not related to the proposed theme.
The regulations and the registration form for the participants will be available from the 1st of July 2020 on the website www.ideiasdolevante.info. Registration will close on July 10, 2020, at 19:00. After confirming the registration, the works to be submitted must be submitted, from 11 July to 16 August 2020, through the email address to be provided by the organization to the registered participants.
The first edition of the contest will award 5 originals, in each of the age groups mentioned above, if there are candidates in the age group. The 10 winners (i.e., five teenagers and five adults) will be awarded shopping vouchers in local / traditional shops in the municipality of Lagoa, at the choice of the winners. Two copies will also be distributed (per winner) if there may be a publication of the works on paper, in a collection. There will be no prizes for participating children, however, all participants will be given a certificate of participation in this edition, in digital format. The announcement of the winners will take place on August 30, 2020 and the respective delivery of the prizes (i.e., shopping vouchers) will take place during the 30 days following the announcement of the winners.
More information about the association and its projects can be found through its official website at www.ideiasdolevante.info, through its page on social networks (www.facebook.com/ideiasdolevante.info) or by the telephone number of its secretariat (282 380 053) available from Monday to Friday, from 09: 30-13: 00 and from 14: 00-18: 00.
This activity has the support of the Municipality of Lagoa.
Photo credits: Alexis Brown (photo illustrating the event)