The international jury of the "A Sea of Words" has announced the 10 best stories of the Sea of Words 2020 literary contest. Congratulations to the young would-be writers from Cyprus, Croatia (2), Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, Syria, and Tunisia that have been awarded in the 13th  edition of this Euro-Mediterranean Youth Literary Contest co-organised by the IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation. In the coming days, the jury will choose the 3 first stories.

The 10 best stories are:

  1. I do not forget, by Marios Diakourtis (Cyprus)
  2. It all used to be different, by Karlo Roginek (Croatia)
  3. Look at the voices, by Anja Tomljenović  (Croatia)
  4. The Riverman, by Abdullah Adel Ali Mansour Darwiah (Egypt)
  5. Ascension, by Anne Rospabé (France)
  6. The Silence of the mountain peaks, by Jonathan Ezio Olandi (Italy)
  7. The Chronicle of exacerbating Gaia, by Maia Zennie (Lebanon)
  8. Out of sight, out of mind, by Joanna Broniewska (Poland)
  9. Life After Death, by Marwa Melhem (Syria) and 
  10. Shatt El Salam District, by Wennes Ben Naya (Tunisia). 

All 10 winners will have their stories published in a digital anthology and will have the opportunity to visit Barcelona on September to attend the official awards ceremony.

Note: This literary contest is organised annually since 2018 by the IEMed with the collaboration of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Under the motto of this year’s edition, Young People Faced with Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", the stories selected cover a wide range of topics about the environmental changes that are transforming the lives of the people and societies in which they live.

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