Authors from 18 countries in the second edition of the For the Oceans literary and photography contest

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

July, 2020.-Due to the quality of the received works, the second edition of the literary and photography contest For the Oceans 2020, organized by Sea Shepherd of Uruguay, stands out, according to the weekly newspaper Helvecia, a prestigious publication with more than 106 years of history.

Based in the city of Nueva Helvecia, Colonia, that Latin American nation highlights that the contest received 267 works from 18 countries in America, Europe and Asia, 124 more pieces than last year. The jury’s opinion will be announced on Saturday, August 1, coming.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), founded in 1977, is an international non-profit ecological organization that strives for the conservation of marine fauna.

It has among its missions to minimize the destruction of habitat and the slaughter of fauna in the world’s oceans in order to protect and conserve the ecosystem and species.

In addition, Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct action tactics to investigate, document, expose, and confront any illegal activity taking place on the high seas, safeguarding the biodiversity of precariously balanced ocean ecosystems.

Diego Proverbio, director of the contest For the Oceans reported that around fifty authors from different countries, including Cuba, participated in the conformation of the Epilogue and / or Epilogue of the Anthology of the winning works, responding to the quality and sentiments the texts received.

The micro-stories, mini stories, poetry and photographs will address the theme of caring for the environment, fauna and / or man’s interaction with them, both positively and negatively. (Photo by the author)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)



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