Ideias do Levante – Cultural Association of Lagoa, through its project “Lagoa a Escriva”, will launch on the 4th of July 2021, the second edition of the literary contest entitled “Poetas de Lagoa” with the theme “Traditions”.
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 dynamize and promote 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 “Traditions”, mandatorily written in Portuguese, may 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 Each author can only participate with an unpublished text.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 works do not meet the required criteria (ie, originality, creativity and content related to trade locality of Lagoa).
Registration will close on August 4, 2021, at 19:00. After confirming the registration, the works submitted to the competition must be submitted, from the 5th to the 19th of August, 2021 through the email address to be provided by the organization to the registered participants. The regulation and the registration form will be available, from the 4th of July 2021, via https://forms.gle/uLqrcJub4tkj6tpA6.
The second 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. 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 September 30, 2021 and the respective delivery of the prizes (i.e., shopping vouchers) will take place during the 30 days following the announcement of the winners.
This initiative is organized by the cultural association Ideias do Levante and has the support of the Municipality of Lagoa.
Ideias do Levante is a cultural association, founded on April 27, 1995, with headquarters in Lagoa (Algarve, Portugal) and extension in Portimão (Espaço Portas do Sol), with activity around training, production and cultural promotion, through regular and punctual projects, not only in the area of performing, visual and literary arts, but also in the area of health and well-being. More information via www.ideiasdolevante.info. The association’s work can be followed through social networks (e.g., www.fb.com/ideiasdolevante.info) and the YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiWY_AGlbeAZxVNy4QeGLw).