The idea was launched by Pedro Calado at the ceremony of the Edmundo Bettencourt Literary Award.
The Municipality of Funchal (CMF) wants to launch, “At 2023, a literary prize for young people aged 13 to 18 years”, according to the president of the mayor, this afternoon, at the ceremony of the Literary Prize Edmundo Bettencourt, which took place in the Noble Hall of the building of the Paços do Concelho.
As Pedro Calado explained, it will be “a prize intended, uniquely and exclusively, for young people who want to start writing”, and this future initiative is also a way of bringing young people closer to writing and culture.
The mayor of Funchal stressed the professionalism of the culture team of the mayor, as well as the jury of the Edmundo Bettencourt Prize, further stressing the importance that the culture has for Funchal, since this year the “budget” for the municipal department of culture was significantly strengthened, compared to the previous year.
The 14th edition of the Edmundo Bettencourt Literary Award, worth €3,000, was won by Davide Drumond Freitas, Madeiran who has been living in Lisbon for 20 years, with the work ‘You don’t get into the same river twice,’ and there has still been an honorable mention for the work ‘The Marionetas’ by Eduardo Quina.