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The Villa de Mazarrón international story contest recognizes its winners this week (24/07/2018)

Matías Miguel Clemente, a native of Albacete, obtains the First Prize for his story "Elisabetta en la piedra".

The accésit has been granted to the illustrator Carlos García Valverde from Leon.

The awards ceremony will be on Friday, July 27 at 23:00 at the Hotel Alegría Dos Playas

Mazarrón lives this week one of his great cultural events of the year.

Next Friday, July 27, the award ceremony of the Villa de Mazarron Tales Contest will take place at the Alegría Dos Playas hotel (23:00 hours).

The contest that is celebrating its XXXIV edition will count this year with Antonio Lucas as president of the jury.

Lucas is a journalist and writer and current president of the jury of the Princess of Asturias Awards.

The author of works such as "Lucernario" or "Las Máscaras" will give a lecture under the title "The poetry of the story" next Thursday July 26 (22:00 hours) in the same place of the awards ceremony.

The philologist Matías Miguel Clemente, winner of the 34th edition

The contest, organized by the Popular University and the Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón, already shows publicly the name of its winners.

The first prize will be given to the writer Matías Miguel Clemente, a native of Albacete, who presented the story entitled "Elisabetta en la piedra".

The author who has won this year has a degree in Hispanic Philology and has been a professor in Italy for five years.

In 2003 he received the Young Poetry Award from Radio3 for his work "Lo que queda".

In addition, he has published several lyrical works.

The runner-up of the contest has fallen to the illustrator Leonard Carlos García Valverde, for his story "Listen to the wind".

1,128 works, mainly from Latin America

The Villa de Mazarrón Story Contest has seen its participation triple in the last ten years.

For this edition, convened in October, they have presented

The mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez, presented a few weeks ago the new edition of the contest with the director of the Popular University, José María López and the Councilor for Culture, Pedro Martínez.

The mayor highlighted the international depth of a contest that has projected the name of Mazarrón in the world of letters.

José María López influenced the prestige of the figure of Antonio Lucas and also highlighted the connection that the Villa de Mazarrón Tales have with the Princess of Asturias Awards of Letters, since in 2018 four of the members of his jury are related to the Villa de Mazarrón: Luis Alberto Cuenca and Came Riera were presidents of the contest in 2005 and 2006, Antonio Lucas, president this year and Ángeles Mora, winner of the Villa de Mazarrón in 1993.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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