After 12 years, the Department of Culture of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, in charge of Víctor Bisquert, rescues one of the famous research awards of the Marina Alta. This is the Puig Llorença Research Prize, which this year will be endowed with a scholarship of 3.000 euros. This award aims to improve and promote knowledge of the municipality, encourage the dissemination of culture and expand local historiography.
The contest will admit works by scientists from the fields of social, environmental and human sciences (history, geography, anthropology, archeology, heritage, ethnography, philology ...), with an important novelty this year: gender studies. The scope, however, does not change. The center of the investigations will have to be El Poble Nou de Benitatxell or the region, despite the fact that in the second case they will have to maintain a direct thematic and documentary relationship with the municipality.
Researchers may participate individually or collectively. The award, which will be chosen by an expert jury made up of five people of recognized prestige related to the world of culture and research, will be awarded to the best unpublished research project.
Applications can be submitted until July 30, 2020 in the general register of the El Poble Nou de Benitatxell City Council in preferably digital format. The consistory reserves the right to publish the research work for a maximum period of two years. The contest rules can be consulted at the following link: https://www.elpoblenoudebenitatxell.com/files/eve/755/es/puig-llorena-2020-bases-web.pdf
The Puig Llorença research grant enjoys considerable prestige and is a cultural benchmark that even crosses the borders of the Marina Alta. In addition, it has led to interesting studies on architecture or toponymy. In 2008, with the disappearance of the Puig Llorença Cultural Association, it was no longer convened, but this 2020, with the intention of rescuing the memory of the town, the Department of Culture has restarted it.