The Dénia City Council has convened the sixth edition of the Ciudad de Dénia Children's and Youth Narrative Award in Valencian, which is organized in collaboration with the Valencian publishing house Andana Editorial and coordinated by the Municipal Public Library. The prize is endowed with 3.000 euros and the publication of the winning work in Andana Editorial. The period for submitting works opened today, Thursday, February 16, and will close on May 21, 2023.
Bases the Prize
According to the bases, which can be consulted in the Dénia City Council website and Andana Editorial, people of any nationality can submit original and unpublished narrative works, written in Valencian and suitable for children's readers, from 9 to 12 years old.
One of the main novelties introduced this year in the bases has to do with the means used to present the originals, which happens to be exclusively by email, at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The maximum number of pages of the works submitted to the contest is also extended and is established at 80. The minimum remains at 30.
Once the submission period has ended, the provisional list of titles received will be posted on the city council and Andana websites, giving a period of 10 business days to present allegations. Once these have been resolved, the final list will be published on the aforementioned websites.
The jury, which will be made up of two representatives of the Dénia City Council, two from Andana Editorial and a specialist in children's literature, will announce their verdict in October, at the award ceremony, in which will present the winning work published.
The aspects that the members of the jury will value from all the originals presented are literary quality, originality and creativity, lexical quality and variety, the adaptation of the plot and language to the age of the readers or the ability to create characters. that captivate interest.