We now have the winners of the 'Picasso en LletrA' competition

At the informal celebration of our first year on the social networks and our recent award at the international Museums and the Web conference for the best work in the management of 2.0 communities, on the afternoon of Monday 10 May we invited our virtual supporters and the participants in the prize to a private visit to the museum, and went on to announce the winners of the competition organized in conjunction with UOC-LletrA.

At the presentation, Pepe Serra, the Director of the Museu Picasso and a member of the jury, stressed the value that these literary creations bring to the Museum in stimulating us to look at the works in new ways and helping them play a fully active part in the culture of the 21st century.

Llorenç Valverde, Vice-Rector of the UOC and also a jury member, expressed his great satisfaction at this joint venture by the two institutions, which was very well received, with over 300 entries.

The other members of the jury present, Mercè Ibarz and Màrius Serra (unfortunately Biel Mesquida was unable to be with us), announced the winners in the various categories, and also revealed that because the Catalan/juvenile category had received so many entries it had been decided to award two prizes; this was followed by a reading of the winning stories.

And here at last are the names of the winners in each category:

Catalan/adult: Marta Ribaudi, from Igualada, with a story based on the painting The Embrace, 1900

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Catalan/juvenile: Aina Rourera Llauradó, from Badalona, and Alexia Sarabia Kelley, from Horta de Sant Joan, each with a story based on the painting Roofs of Barcelona, 1900

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See micro-story (Alexia Sarabia Kelley)

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Castilian/adult: Ana Valdés Menor, from Villena, with the story ‘Rincones abrazados’, based on the painting The Embrace, 1900

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Castilian/juvenile: Maria Benaiges Cros, from Cambrils, with a story based on the painting Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1896

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English/adult: Sebina Pulvirenti, from Barcelona, with the story ‘Picasso's Terrace’

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-To read more short stories, click here