The contest is organised by European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and Anna Lindh Foundation.Combating all forms of violence against women is the subject of the 9th edition of “A Sea of Words”.In the 9th edition of “A Sea of Words” contest, we are calling for real or fictional stories that address different experiences and views on the various types of gender violence and discrimination within our diverse societies, in order to question established patterns and promote new ways of approaching equality.The stories must be original. They can be written in any of the official languages of the 44 countries within the Euro-Mediterranean area.Stories must not exceed the maximum length of 2500 words.
The authors of the 15 best stories will be invited to Barcelona, on 6th, 7th and 8th November 2016. The 15 selected contestants will enjoy a cultural visit to Barcelona city and another closer town (all expenses paid). They will have the chance to participate in a literary workshop and in the awards ceremony. During the event the authors of the 3 best stories will be awarded with a tablet, and the first winner will be able to participate in the next edition as a member of the international jury.