IES Martín García Ramos calls in April the XVII International Poetry Contest Young "Martin Garcia Ramos"

Albox Cultura
Presentation of the contest in the Government Office.

The delegate of Education, of the Andalusian, Francisca Fernández, He has presented the XVII International Poetry Contest Young "Martin Garcia Ramos", with the mayor of Albox, Small towers Francisco, Director of IES, Encarnacion Castillo and Adelina García, daughter of the writer who names the contest.

Each poet may submit one work, which must be original and unpublished, Technical and Free themes, with a length of between 700 and 1.000 verses. The award is endowed with 6.000 euros and the publication of the work in a prestigious publishing. The deadline for submission of original concludes 1 March 2018 and will begin next April, but still it has not finalized the day.

The delegate highlighted the "enormous prestige and international recognition of this event, the quality of the papers presented, as well as the relevance of the winning authors in previous years and are now figures in the literary world ". The prize awarded by the albojense Institute has established itself as one of the calls for greater category in the Spanish language literary scene for minor authors 30 years old.

Fernández Ortega has also indicated that "besides an impeccable organizational work and projection of many of the award recipients, one of the reasons for this recognition and prestige is the support of Professor of Literature at the UCM and National Literature Prize, Jon Juaristi, as president of the jury.

Francisca Fernandez thanked the center its commitment to the dissemination of culture within and outside the own institute, and it stressed the satisfaction that you see attached the name of a public school almeriense a cultural event of this category, especially it represents the example for students.

"With projects like this - it noted- as part of an ambitious set of calls committed art and training values, our students have a good mirror where to look: the excellence and expression of the best human capabilities that are reflected in the participants and is an incentive for teachers to literary vocations in stimulating ".

During the presentation, the mayor of Albox has reiterated its commitment and support to the call, by accounting for the projection of the name of the municipality and its relationship to the cultural and literary excellence.

Parallel to the International Competition, the pupils and students of IES Martín García Ramos participate in a contest of stories and poetry "Book Day", It designed to encourage poetic creativity among students.

The award to the winner of the previous edition (XVI) will take place on 22 next April, in the auditorium of the IES Martín García Ramos of Albox, in an act in which teachers at the school will offer a recital of poetry and the individual author of the winning work, will read a selection of his poems, as he indicated by the director of the IES.

Martín García Ramos

Martín García Ramos, writer and lexicographer, He born in Arboleas 1921 and he graduated in Philosophy at the University of Murcia. He was professor of Language and Literature in Albox institutes and the province of Granada. He founded, with Diego Granados, the cultural magazine "Batarro". Among his philological works include "Toponimia del Valle del Almanzora" (1989), Lexical Marble (1996). Posthumously, He has published the novel "Desert Road".