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Short Story Contest
A literary competition that has become a real classic among the awards held on the occasion of Sant Jordi.
Since 2007, the event has called upon the people of Barcelona and its metropolitan area to put their talent and creativity to the test by writing a short story, which can be either fiction or non-fiction, inspired by any of TMB’s modes of public transport.
Apart from stimulating ingenuity and encouraging the habit of reading, the competition aims to foster a sense of public-spiritedness and the values of respect and civic harmony on public transport.
Relats Curts is divided into the following formats and categories:
The Open format category is open to everyone. There are three categories in this option
- Freestyle story (CA): This category allows you to write a short story, comprising 3,500 characters, inspired by transport or a scenario related to TMB, civic responsibility or coexistence on transport.
- Tweet-story (CA): Use a tweet of up to 280 characters to tell a brief story involving transport or a scenario related to TMB, the legend of Sant Jordi, civic responsibility or coexistence on transport.
- Insta-story (CA): make an image worth a thousand words by uploading a picture on Instagram and giving it a literary title. Remember that it must include a day-to-day scene related to transport or a scenario connected to TMB, civic responsibility or coexistence on transport.
- Audio-story (CA): Narrate your story in your own voice. Describe a story connected to transport or a scenario related to TMB, civic responsibility or coexistence on transport. It can be up to one minute long.
- Childre'ns story (CA): In this category children can let their imaginations run wild by writing a short story of up to 3,500 characters
The option limited format is only open to the employees of any of the TMB Group’s companies.
The Short Story Contest website
If you like writing, the Short Story Contest website (CA) is the ideal place to share your literary works. Space where registered JoTMBé users can upload their short story in the Free Story, Audio Story, Children's Story and Free Story for Workers categories.
But if you're passionate about reading. By accessing the Short Stories website (CA), you have access to all the stories in all the categories. In addition, you can read and share the most original stories.But if you're passionate about reading. By accessing the Short Stories website, you have access to all the stories in all the categories. In addition, you can read and share the most original stories.
An award will be given to the story with the most votes. All JoTMBé members will be entitled to vote for all the stories published in the Freestyle category once the participation period has opened.
There will be a daily draw for a prize among all the registered users of JoTMBé who have voted for a story in the Freestyle category, posted on the website of TMB’s Relats Curts Competition, until the end of the voting period.
Already chosen which category you’d like to compete in? What are you waiting for? You could be a prize-winner! Log on to www.relatscurts.tmb.cat (CA) and catch up on all the latest news. See you there!
Partners in previous editions
Festival Grec de BarcelonaBarcelona’s Festival Grec is the city’s main performing arts event and features theatre, dance music and circus. The festival has been running for many years and in 2019 reached its forty-third edition. Over all this time, the Grec has become not only Barcelona’s main cultural attraction in the summer months but also a landmark on the European festival calendar.
Ateneu Barcelonès Writing SchoolThe Ateneu Barcelonès School (CA) is a training center that is open to anyone who wants to learn the tools and techniques of the writing profession. Its aim is to introduce the art and trade of the written word to lovers of language and literature who would like to turn their passion into a profession, and to explore the pleasure of reading and writing in greater depth, all through a system of personalized attention.
Llibre Solidari AssociationThe Llibre Solidari Association is a non-profit organization that promotes a culture of sustainability and solidarity in the Catalan region. Llibre Solidari strives to get people involved in living more sustainably with the environment through the reuse of second-hand products (books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and clothing). Llibre Solidari promotes activities around the world related to books and literature with a view to becoming a cultural reference in Catalonia.
Plataforma EditorialPlataforma Editorial (ES) is an independent publishing house whose projects embrace new media, content, friends, authors, readers and booksellers; a place where everyone counts and has their space. The driving force is enthusiasm, energy, authenticity and a love of publishing. Their catalogue features some of the best titles on the most important current affairs related to education, health and medicine, personal development, meditation and mindfulness, sport and business, as well as the most unique and moving testimonials.