A student from Mallorca wins the prize for the best story of the Balearic Islands

A student from Mallorca has won the prize for the best story in the Balearic Islands. Image: Government of the Balearic Islands

Maria Antònia Maimó Vidal won the prize for the best story of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands in this year’s AMIC-Ficcions literary competition.

The AMIC-Ficcions literary competition held its award ceremony for the Balearic Islands on Sunday May 22 at the Arxiu del Regne de Mallorca.

The competition is aimed at secondary school students and takes place in all Catalan-speaking territories. In this year’s edition, 4,493 students registered, an increase of 51% compared to the previous edition. In the case of the Balearic Islands, the number of participants has doubled.

Among the 463 participants from the Balearic Islands, including 136 from Mallorca, the tale of Maria Antònia Maimó Vidal, from the secondary school of Felanitx, received the prize for the best story of the Balearic Islands and the best story of Mallorca.

Mallorca’s winning story was pitted against Menorca’s best story and Ibiza’s best story. The jury found that the story titled Mortal Duality (“Deadly Duality”) deserved first place for the Balearic Islands because it “interweaves the past and the present, the particular and the universal, to express political and social concerns”.

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