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07/02/2024
– 23/04/2024

StartUB! short story contest

Write a story of less than 300 words (free topic) and win two one-day tickets to the Sónar Festival. Three categories: students, PAS and PDI

In order to promote creativity among the university community, celebrate the spirit of Sant Jordi and spread the values of StartUB!, such as creativity, innovation, inclusion and sustainability, this year the 1st StartUB! Short Story Contest is being held.

Prize: 2 one-day tickets to the Sónar 2024 Festival and a batch of UB and StartUB merchandising products!
Participants and categories
Three categories are established: • Students: all people enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s or doctoral courses at the University of Barcelona in the 2023-2024 academic year can participate in this category. • Technical, management and administration and services personnel (PTGAS): all people who have a PTGAS contract at the University of Barcelona in force on the day of presentation of the story can participate. • Teaching and research staff (PDI): all people who have a PDI contract at the University of Barcelona in force on the day of presentation of the story can participate. Each participant can submit a single story in a single category.
Awards
In each category, the prizes are: • For the winning story, two one-day tickets to Sónar and a batch of merchandising products from the University of Barcelona and StartUB! • For the finalist stories, a batch of merchandising products from the University of Barcelona and StartUB!
Story requirements
The stories must be unpublished and must have a maximum length of 300 words, not counting the title. They can be presented in Catalan, Spanish or English. The theme is free, but they must contain some reference to StartUB! and to its activity or its values, in the way that the author considers most appropriate.
Delivery of the story
The stories will be delivered through the form on this website. It is necessary to add a pseudonym to guarantee anonymity before the selection committee.
Deadlines
The deadline to submit stories ends on April 23 at 11:59 p.m. or when 60 stories per category are achieved.
Finalists
A maximum of 15 finalist stories will be chosen per category.
Jury
The jury will be made up of teachers from the Faculty of Philology and Communication, staff from the Linguistic Services and members of StartUB!, among others.
Bases
Consult the bases at: https://startub.ub.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/i-concurs-de-relat-breu-startub_v2-cor.pdf
Open from 07/02/2024
until 23/04/2024