Global Foundation Announces Winners of Funglode/GFDD 2017 AwardsFebruary 8, 2018
The awards were announced in the following categories: Short Stories, Poetry and Journalism.
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode/GFDD) announced the winners of the 11th Annual Awards in Short Stories (Juan Bosch Award); Poetry (Pedro Mir Award) and Journalism (Rafael Herrera).
Funglode’s Center for Cultural Studies announced the winners at a special event held at the institution’s Art Gallery
headed by the Center’s Director, José Rafael Lantigua; the director of the Funglode/GFDD Awards, Catherine Florentino, and notary/attorney Cecilia García.
The following are the winners of the Funglode/GFDD 2017 Awards:
Juan Bosch Short Story Award
First Place: Belleza fatal, by Roberto Adames.
Second Place: Sueños para no despertarse, by Danilo Rodríguez.
Third Place: Excelente movimiento hacia ningún lado, by Roberto Adames.
La anunciación, by Danilo Rodríguez.
Una tarde lluviosa, by Elizabeth Amelia Villamán.
Punto de encuentro, by Michelle Denis Guzmán Ortiz.
Pedro Mir Poetry Award:
Single Award: La ciudad no será
nuestra, by Daniela Cruz Gil.
Rafael Herrera Journalism Award
Single Award: Special report: “Inside the Skin of Madness,” by Juan Salazar, Listín Diario.
Honorable Mention: “Exploitation of Minors,” by Santiago Benjamín de la Cruz, Listín Diario.
Max Pou Documentary Award:
No winner was announced since the only submission presented
in this category did not comply with Award requirements.
Members of the jury, according to each category:
Pedro Mir Poetry Award: José Frank Rosario, Enegildo Peña and Plinio Chahín.
Rafael Herrera Journalism Award: Nelson Rodríguez, Mario Rivadulla and José Báez Guerrero.
Juan Bosch Short Story Award: Luis Martín Gómez, Emilia Pereyra and Pedro Antonio Valdez.
Max Pou Documentary Award: Francisco López Sacha,
Félix Manuel Lora and Martha Checo.
Award organizers announced that in total 162 entries were received: 126 short stories; 22 poems; 14 journalism entries and one documentary.
The winners in all three categories will receive monetary awards that will range from RD$30,000.00 to RD$150,000.00 (US$625 to over US$3,000).
The award ceremony will be held in March, at a date to be announced.