Why we are organizing this competition
Objective of the competition
Ideas for the future of the equestrian statue dedicated to General Franco, which presently dominates the city of Ferrol's Praza de España. The project can be feasible or imaginary, and the jury will evaluate the logic or imagination and the originality of the idea, rather than the text itself.
Free. From one phrase to a complete, detailed study. As a recommendation: a minimum of 1,500 characters and a maximum of 7,500 characters.
Galician, Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese.
November 20th to December 20th, 2000
Method of presentation
Using the defined form
Decision of the jury
The jury will publish the details of the winning project on January 7th, 2001, which is the feast of the city's patron saint, San Xiao.
The winner is obliged to allow the organization to publish his or her proposals.
The competition cannot be declared void and the jury's decision is not open to appeal.
A single prize of a weekend for two in the city of Ferrol, which will include accommodation in hotel at the centre of the city and full board, from Friday night until midday Sunday. Likewise, the prize also includes a tour of the main sights in the city and its surroundings, and several objects and presents provided by companies and institutions of Ferrol.
The prize does NOT include the trip to the city.
The winners can choose whichever weekend they wish, from the notification of the prize to the beginning of spring (March 21st), except February 24th and 25th (Carnival).
In addition to the coordinator of Vieiros Ferrol, who will act as the secretary, it will be formed by:
Eduardo Fra Molinero. A historian from Ponferrada who has lived in Ferrol for 25 years. Ex-regional minister of culture, professor of history in the Concepción Arenal Institute and in UNED.
Siro Lorenzo López. A citizen of Ferrol from the old Esteiro neighbourhood. An expert on Ferrol and its customs. One of Galicia's most prestigious cartoonists. He works in the newspaper La Voz de Galicia.
Manuel Patinha, is a Portuguese sculptor who lives with a Galician farming couple a few kilometres from Ferrol. Born in Póvoa de Santa Iria, in 1949, he has held collective and individual painting and sculpture exhibitions in different galleries in the Iberian Peninsula. He now does almost all of his sculptural work with metal.