Sílvia Rigo wins the prize for the Best Story of the Balearic Islands at the 16th edition of AMIC-Ficcions

May 18, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Consell de Mallorca promotes Catalan culture and literature with a grant of €20,000 for the association organising the awards

The Misericordia Cultural Centre hosted the prize-giving ceremony for the 16th edition of the AMIC-Ficcions literary competition. Of the 422 participants in the Balearic Islands category, of which 271 are from Mallorca, the story by Sílvia Rigo Marí, from the Mossèn Alcover Secondary School in Manacor, has been awarded the prize for the Best Story of the Balearic Islands and the Best Story of Mallorca.

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Sílvia Rigo

Sílvia Rigo Marí’s work, Balada en atzucac, competed as the best text in Mallorca against the best works from Menorca and Ibiza, and won the award with an intriguing and very ingenious story, full of magnificent details and descriptions, which engages chapter after chapter, as do its characters, who have a very enriching voice of their own.

The Consell de Mallorca has the clear objective of fostering and promoting Catalan culture and literature. For this reason, it will always support organisations that do so, as is the case of the Associació de Mitjans d’Informació i Comunicació de les Illes Balears (Association of Information and Communication Media of the Balearic Islands – AMIC-IB). The Consell de Mallorca approved a grant of €20,000 for AMIC, which represents more than sixty-four local, thematic and generalist print, digital and audiovisual media, strongly rooted throughout the islands and which, together, reach a print circulation of 40,000 copies, while in digital media they exceed 5,500,000 unique monthly browsers.

The president of the island institution, Llorenç Galmés, stressed that “the Consell de Mallorca will always be at the side of young creators and all those initiatives that promote culture and our language. Literature allows us to create and experience unique adventures, as the power of words is incredible. For this reason, on behalf of the Consell de Mallorca, I would like to encourage young people to continue creating stories.

The AMIC-Ficcions youth literary competition, the adventure of creating stories, closed its sixteenth edition with the participation of 4,973 registered students from 309 different schools. These young people, aged between 14 and 18, come from Catalonia (3,503), the Valencian Community (1,011), the Balearic Islands (422) and Aragon (37).