Students Julia Luis, Abril Barceló, Silvia Rigo and Miquel Riera win the Mallorca Youth Awards 2024

May 30, 2024 | Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The awards that the Consell de Mallorca has launched to promote creativity in Catalan in schools have been a great success: more than 60 people from 11 schools have participated

The Consell de Mallorca presented the Mallorca Youth Awards 2024 this Wednesday in the plenary hall of the island’s institution. This is the first edition of these awards, which have been launched to promote creativity in Catalan and storytelling among the island’s schoolchildren. The event was a success: more than 60 people from 11 schools took part.

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The Mallorca Youth Awards 2024

The president of the Council of Mallorca, Llorenç Galmés, presented the prizes to the winning pupils and stressed that the pupils have ‘the responsibility and the mission to continue the traditions and our language for future generations’. Galmés assured that he will work to ensure that the youngest people in Mallorca know ‘our roots, our own language and the typical lexicon of fables’.

The aim of this competition is to raise awareness of fables among schoolchildren, so the works submitted had to include some of the following words: aperduar, braverol, vinclar, brufar, tumbaga, jinjol, chasquido, revolver, esplugar, torcer, vega or lecho.

The winning pupils were as follows: in the secondary school poetry category (Balanguera), Júlia Luis Torrent won first prize and Carmen Juan from Sentmenat was runner-up. In the Baccalaureate poetry category (Pi de Formentor), Miquel Riera Mayor was the winner and Marina Ramon the runner-up. In the secondary school poetry category (Bearn), Abril Barceló won first prize and Ariadna de Villalonga was runner-up. Finally, in the category of narrative of Bachillerato (Joana E.), Silvia Rigo was the winner and Ariadna Sastre the second runner-up.

The president of the Consell de Mallorca thanked the students’ tutors for their work over the last few months and for their participation in these awards: ’I would like to thank the teachers in charge of tutoring the winning and non-winning candidates for their work. Because you, the teachers, are guides and examples for all of them”, he stressed. Specifically, the participating schools were IES Emili Darder; IES Joan Alcover; IES Josep Maria Llompart; IES Son Cladera; IES Mossèn Alcover; IES Esporles; IES Clara Hammel; Luis Vives; San Francisco; San José Obrero and Ágora Portals International School.


The Consell de Mallorca has recognised each of the four categories with two awards: the finalists received 250 euros and the winners 350 euros. There were also additional prizes for the schools that submitted the most entries in the form of tickets to Palma’s Teatro Principal and activities from the Consell de Mallorca’s Catalogue of Cultural Activities (CACIM).

Finally, the Consell de Mallorca has also awarded different prizes to the teachers who have been in charge of tutoring the winning entries: a set of books, two tickets to go to the theatre and a weekend at a refuge.