Spain – 5 May 2015
The 8th edition of the contest “A Sea of Words” has just been launched by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed – ALF Head of Network organization in Spain) with the objective of contributing to the promotion of dialogue between peoples and the exchange of knowledge and experiences between different local and international traditions.

In the framework of the Year of Sustainable Development, the contest seeks short stories about sustainable and non-excluding growth, which raises living standards, benefits the whole of society through wealth distribution and protects both the cultural and environmental heritage.

Participation requisites
The competition is aimed at young people between 18 and 30 years, citizens of one of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Format of the works
The stories cannot exceed the maximum length of 2,500 words and can be written in any of the official languages of the participating countries. They must be original and wholly unpublished works. The short stories must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature.

Deadline and address for submission of stories
All stories must be sent by email to before 31st May 2015, midnight.
The authors must include their personal details within the stories submitted (complete name, nationality, address, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail).

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