The jury of the 14th Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Literary Contest met, by videoconference, on June 5th, and decided who the winners of this edition are in the various teaching cycles and categories.
This initiative jointly organized by the Municipal Libraries Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Loulé) and Júlio Dantas (Lagos), with the objective of encouraging students to read the works of the writer, simultaneously constituting a vehicle for promoting the literary legacy from one of the biggest names in the Portuguese language, it was attended by students from all over the Algarve from the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education (5th and 6th years), the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education (7th, 8th and 9th years) and Secondary Education (10th, 11th and 12th years).
Of the 250 applications received, a number that shows the enthusiasm of young people in the Algarve with this initiative, works in the Text and Illustration categories were awarded and this year the organization chose not to award any prize in the Photography category.
The works submitted to the competition were assessed and evaluated by a Jury made up of Vera Oliveira, representing the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, Lídia Ramos, representing the Directorate-General for School Establishments – Services Directorate for the Region from the Algarve, Fábio Nobre, guest author, Sara Coelho, councilor of the Municipality of Lagos, and Rita Moreira, Head of Library Division, representing the Municipality of Loulé.
The following works were distinguished:
Category Text | 2nd cycle
1º – Martim Rodrigues Pontes | E.B. 2, 3 School of Quarteira
2nd – Qamaya Goriz Domingues | School Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva – Boliqueime
Honorable Mention – Martim Rodrigues Pontes | E.B. 2, 3 School of Quarteira
Honorable Mention – Luana Yasmin Mourato Salvador | E.B. 2, 3 School of Quarteira
Category Illustration | 2nd cycle
1º – Luna Hilberling | Escola EB 2, 3 de S. Vicente – Vila do Bispo
2nd – Leonor Mealha | Vilamoura International College
Honorable Mention – Nika Zingel Martins | Escola EB 2, 3 de S. Vicente – Vila do Bispo
Category Text | 3rd cycle
1º – Simão Pinto Martins | E.B.I / J.I José Carlos da Maia School – Olhão
2nd – Mariana Gouveia da Cunha | Nobel International School Algarve – Lagoa
Category Illustration | 3rd cycle
1st – Tarushi Shaudhri | Vilamoura International College
2nd – Sara Neves | Grouping of Schools in Almancil
Honorable Mention – Tarushi Shaudhri | Vilamoura International College
Category Text | High school
1º – Joana Brito Coelho | Drª Laura Ayres Secondary School – Quarteira
2nd – Matilde Silva | Gil Eanes Secondary School – Lagos
Honorable Mention – Filipa Martins | Albufeira Secondary School
Category Illustration | High school
1º – Nicole Young Pedras Pentagna Andresen | Júlio Dantas Secondary School – Lagos
2nd – Bárbara Nunes Reis | Loulé Secondary School
Honorable Mention – Ana Isabel Viana Cortes | Júlio Dantas Secondary School – Lagos
It is recalled that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony, initially scheduled for April 18, will only take place when the 2020/21 school year starts, during the month of September, at the Municipal Library of Loulé.