Winners of the Sea of Words 2019 competition

9 July 2019 | Corporate news
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The international jury of a “Sea of ​​Words 2019” announced today the 10 best stories of the 12th edition of this Euro-Mediterranean literary competition aimed at young people, which this year has received 246 stories from young people from 26 countries.

Under the motto of this year’s edition “The commitment of young people to social change”, the selected stories cover a wide range of topics, from social mobilizations during the Arab Spring or the wave of protests in Algeria, to refugees struggling to improve their lives in Europe, claiming the rights of the LGBT population, or the life and work expectations of young people and their hope for a better future.

The story The Invisible by the young Polish Bartłomiej Juszczak, which reflects the life and work expectations of young people and their hope for a better future, has been chosen by the jury as the best of the 246 received in this edition.

Its author will participate alongside young writers and illustrators from Lebanon, Tunisia, France, Syria, Poland, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Latvia and the Netherlands in the dialogue “Youth and creation: transforming the Mediterranean”, next Wednesday September 25 (7pm) at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Award-winning stories from the 2019 edition

The Invisible · Bartłomiej Juszczak (Poland) (1r premi)

Living in a Beehive · Khamsa Kharabi (Tunisia) (2n premi)

The Assembly · Ismail Hamoumi (France) (3r premi)

All Must Change · Akila Tchier (Algeria)

The Heart of an Angel · Ahmed Abdelaty Hefny (Egypt)

No Heroes · Ioulia Stamatopoulou (Greece)

Graffiti · Sali Abu Kwaik  (Jordan)

Closets Are Meant for Clothes · Dana Ozoliņa (Latvia)

Do Refugees Have Names? · Anna Romandash (The Netherlands)

The Spirit of the Revolution · Mouna Ammar (Tunisia)

The Egg Boy · Ali Tarhini (Lebanon)