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Short story and open-air painting competitions

26/07/2002 The Foundation has organised two competitions: one a short story competition and the other an open-air speed painting competition.

26/07/2002 In its attempt to promote culture, the Foundation has organised two competitions within the cycle "Encounters with the Cathedral": one a short story competition and the other a leading national open-air speed painting competition. The former of these two competitions is aimed at stimulating literary creation with the Santa Maria Cathedral as the plot and setting of the story. The participants may take part in Spanish or in Basque in two categories: aged 12 to 18 and aged 18+.

The writings, no more than 10 typewritten pages in Times New Roman size 11, should be presented with a pseudonym before the 18 October at the head office of the Santa Maria Cathedral Foundation (C/ Cuchillería 95, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). The prizes range between 300 and 150 Euros and will be presented at each of the Literary Conferences. It is possible that the stories will form part of a publication together with the authors´ papers.

On the other hand, the open-air painting competition will be held on 5 October with the Old Cathedral as the theme. It is necessary to register at the offices of the Foundation on telephone 945 122160, from 23 September to 4 October. The work of the winners and runners-up will remain the property of the Santa Maria Cathedral Foundation. Two categories exist for this competition. Three prizes have been agreed for the under 15 age group and another three consolation prizes of between 350 and 100 Euros in painting material. For the 15+ age group the cash prize ranges between 700 and 150 Euros. The Foundation will organise an exhibition in February of the award-winning works and four of the runners-up.

Those interested in participating in either the short story competition or in the open-air painting competition can request information by contacting the Foundation on telephone number 945 122160 or at