The winners of the 1st Short Story Competition are announced

The UIC Barcelona Faculty of Communication Sciences celebrates the best short stories written by upper-secondary school students in Catalonia

The 1st Short Story Competition organised by the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Communication Sciences has drawn to a close with an awards ceremony for the winners held at the University.

The jury included the dean of the Faculty, Alfonso Méndiz, collaborating lecturer Rebeca Pardo and lecturer Ana Isabel Rodríguez, who awarded the winners with their prize money of €150, €100 and €50, respectively, as well as a commemorative plaque for the schools of the three winning authors: El paravent groc (‘The yellow windbreaker’) by Oriol Vila from Escuela Bell-lloc del Pla (Girona); Lo que significas para mí (‘What you mean to me’) by Fiona Morgades from Instituto Damià Campeny (Barcelona) and Tierra (‘Land’) by Laia Jubany from Instituto La Ribera (Montcada i Reixac).

Oriol Vila and his Catalan literature teacher, Felix Bruguera, joined the ceremony via videocall, but Fiona Morgades and her tutor Cleofasa Martínez, and Laia Jubany and her tutor Imma Vila, attended the event in person. They were also given a guided tour of the Faculty of Communication Sciences and the Digital Media Studios.

The Faculty is already preparing the second call for next year’s competition in the hope of finding more upper-secondary school students with a great mastery of the language and a desire to become budding journalists and communicators.

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