This Friday, the last day to send originals to the 46th Vila de Martorell Prize

Presentation of the Vila Prize books
Presentation of the Vila Prize books

This Friday, February 19 at 00.00, the deadline to submit originals to the 46th Vila de Martorell Prize ends. All interested parties should send the originals in PDF to This year convened four main prizes -POETRY in Catalan and Spanish, the translation of the classic ‘Memorial Montserrat Ros’ and microrelat- and seven local awards.

After a year of absence, it returns one of the most prestigious and traditional literary competitions in Catalonia. It does so with an endowment of 7,500 euros, the publication of works and participation in writing workshops. The organization has included the works presented in last year’s edition before it was canceled -as long as its authors have not indicated otherwise to [email protected] For any questions, this email and the telephone number 93 775 60 60 are available.

Andreu González, Councilor for Culture, Historical Heritage and Museums of the City Council, guarantees that the 46th edition will take place “whatever the health situation”, and that the awards will once again be very attractive for the financial endowment, the edition of the winning works and the fact of emphasizing the local participation ”.

Andreu González, regidor de Cultura
46th Vila Martorell Prize

Four general and seven local awards are announced

The main prizes are again the poems in Catalan and Spanish poems, each with 2,000 euros and the publication of the work, which must be original and unpublished, with a minimum length of 500 verses.

The Montserrat Ros Memorial Classics Translation Prize -in which the publishing house Adesiara is collaborating- awards 2,000 euros and the publication of the book for the best Catalan translation project of a Greek or Latin literary work of antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Byzantine period or the Renaissance.

For young people and adults, the Micro-Story is proposed, endowed with 400 euros, and it is proposed to dedicate it to the experience of confinement.

Andreu González, regidor de Cultura

In the section on local authors, both adults and children and young people can apply. For the former, the category of the Book of Poems or Work in Prose in Catalan is called -780 euros, a writing workshop and the edition of the work-; the prize for the Story -100 euros and a writing workshop- and for the best Poem -100 euros and a writing workshop-.

For children and young people, the organization also proposes writing about the experience of the health crisis, in story and poem modes, and in categories according to age: upper primary school or young people aged 12 to 18.

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