Short stories, paintings and sculptures sought in new competition
A new competition has been launched for artistic residents of the Canary Islands.
It is being organised by Arona de las Artes in association with Letras and has a submission deadline of September 15th , with categories of short story, painting and sculpture. There will be a total of 9,000 euros in prize money.
“This is a contest that seeks to discover and support the new artistic and literary promises of the Canary Islands taking advantage of the international diffusion that being one of the main tourist destinations in the country gives it,” said a spokesman for the organisers.
“Arona de las Artes and Letras will be held from October 3rd to 7th in a bid to turn this municipality of southern Tenerife into a cultural reference, for which it will count on the support of renowned Spanish artists and writers whose names will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.”
Councillor for culture and education of Arona council, Leopoldo Diaz Oda said the locality had an extensive array of artistic talent and always defended culture and the arts.
The event will take place in October and will count on the support of regional artists, educational institutions and leading authors of the national scene “who have expressed their interest in supporting this initiative with their contributions and experiences and even with works created exclusively to endorse this proposal for creativity, “says Diaz Oda.
A first and second prize will be awarded in each of the disciplines (short story, painting and sculpture) and in each of the two general categories, which will be 600 and 400 euros, respectively, in the Youth section (between 14 and 17 years) and 1,200 and 800 euros in adults (over 18 years).
The theme will be free, although works that promote discrimination based on birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other personal or social condition or circumstance will not be accepted. Anyone living in the Canaries can enter, whether Spanish or of another nationality.
More details are available on http://www.arona.org/portal/