Professor and Doctor Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón wins the 5th International Story Award about Olivar (Audience Awards) and will donate it to social work in Terrassa

The Professor and Doctor from Terrassa Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón, Cable Studies Center director (CECABLE), has won the 5th International Premio de Relato sobre Olivar, Aceite de Oliva y Oleoturismo, in the Audience Awards category, thanks to the work “Amanecer entre acebuches”, in which he writes in poetic prose a metaphor about the struggle for life, immigration and the contrast between the rural and urban worlds, with olive trees. Fondevila, which will donate the 500 euros of the prize to social work through Terrassa City Council, has also won the Social Networks category in this international competition.

In the Audience Awards modality, popular support for finalist stories from around the world (320) is counted over the course of 30 days and with one vote per person and IP on the “Más que cuentos” website. In the final classification, Fondevila obtained 2998 votes, ahead of the rest of the participants (2721 second, 2685 third, 2022 fourth, 1537 fifth, and so on until reaching the 139 votes of the last ranked).

This contest is called by Ferias Jaén, organized by the Asociación Cultural Másquecuentos (MQC), sponsored by the Fundación Unicaja Jaén, the SCA San Vicente de Mogón, the UNED of Jaén, Gráficas La Paz, the IGP Aceite de Jaén and the Centro de Interpretación del Aceite y el Olivar and has the collaboration of the Provincial Council of Jaén, the publishing house Líberman, the Love AOVE company, the RTVA and the Spanish Association of Olivo Municipalities (AEMO).

“I’m happy and excited by the great public support I’ve gotten,” explains the writer from Terrassa. “Since writing comes from my heart and I understand that it is an act of pure generosity, I have decided, together with my family, to donate the amount obtained to social work through the Terrassa City Council”, explains the professor and doctor Joan Francesc Fondevila Gascón, who has achieved a new success for Terrassa.

The subject of the work must necessarily mention olive groves, olive oil, olive tourism or any of the aspects linked to the Culture of Olive Groves. “Olive trees have always inspired me, and in fact in Terrassa we can enjoy a few,” explains Fondevila, who has also recently won the Serranía Literary Award of Guadalajara, the QP International Scientific Award and now adds two new victories (Social Networks and Audience Awards) at the 5th International Prize for Storytelling on Olive Farming, Olive Oil and Oleotourism. Throughout his career, Fondevila has won numerous awards for his scientific, literary, teaching and management activities.