Posted 14 August, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Youth participating in Baja Verapaz Literary Contest

literatura maya
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The Ministry of Culture and Sports, through the Directorate General of Cultural Development and Strengthening of Cultures, will perform the 14 August the award of Literature Contest Achi' Maya called "Writing my Roots". The activity was held at the Municipal Hall of Cubulco, Baja Verapaz, of 13:00 a 17:00 hours.

The aim of this contest is to help strengthen the identity of the Mayan people Achi', through cultural activities that promote the recovery of ancestral knowledge. On the other hand, This activity aims to stimulate literary creativity of the youth of the region, to safeguard the Achi' language in its various forms.

The first three places will be awarded in the categories of legend, poetry and song. Each registered participant will deliver their work to the jury that will consist of qualified personnel of the Academy of Mayan Languages. Subsequently, each participant must make a presentation on stage, depending on the category.

The jury will evaluate the presentation criteria, composition, Writing, inter alia.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports