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Jocs Florals contest

Jocs Florals Contest 2023

Jocs Florals 2019


The competition is open to students enrolled at any centre, as well as to those who have previously studied at UAB. 
Participation in this competition presupposes the acceptance of the rules and implies the transfer of the rights of publication, distribution and dissemination in the different channels available at the UAB, always respecting the authorship, in accordance with the legislation on intellectual property and without any financial compensation whatsoever.


  • Start of the call: 17 February 2023
  • End of the call: 16 March 2023
  • Awards ceremony: 20 April at 2 pm, at the Comunitaria Fair in Plaza Civica.

The organisation reserves the right to modify the established deadlines.

Submission of writings
The works submitted must be original. Plagiarism or copies of existing works will be excluded from the competition.
Participants in the competition are fully responsible for ensuring that there are no third party rights over the submitted works. 
Submissions must be in digital format only, using an online form and in the following format: Arial font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and the document in a non-editable format pdf.
The form will ask for a pseudonym for each work so that the participant can be associated with the work submitted. The texts may not include the name of the participant or any other information that would allow their identification. 
Each participant may submit a maximum of two texts, either in the same category or in different categories.

The award categories are as follows:

  1. Short story creation
    Original works with a maximum length of 5 pages may be accepted. It is possible to participate in Catalan, Spanish and English.
  2. Poetry creation
    Original works with a maximum length of 3 pages. It is possible to participate in Catalan, Spanish and English.
  3.  Children's or youth stories creation
    Original works with a maximum length of 5 pages may be included. You can participate in Catalan, Spanish and English.
  4. Micro-story
    Original works with a maximum length of 750 characters or a paragraph of 10 lines. It is possible to participate in Chinese.
  5. Haiku
    Original works in Japanese are allowed.
  6. Translation
    The participation will consist on the translation of a text into Spanish or Catalan from English, German or French. The texts can be found by clicking on the links for each language presented below: English / German / French

Fourteen awards will be awarded: one for each language in each category, except in the translation categories, which will be accepted in both Spanish and Catalan, but there will be no award for each language.

The winner of each category will be awarded a gift card from the ABACUS for a value of 100€.

The organization reserves the right to leave any of the awards desert.

The tribunal that will assess the submitted works will consist of teachers from each of the convocating faculties: Faculty of Education Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and Faculty of Translation and Interpretation.