Short story contest: a successful second edition

Awards ceremony: the winners, the jury, and Mr. de Cala - Mayor of Allauch.
Awards ceremony: the winners, the jury, and Mr. de Cala - Mayor of Allauch.

On Saturday, February 4, in the late afternoon, the awards ceremony of the second edition of the Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest took place, the highlight of this literary event.

In front of a full house, the Jury of the Competition, together with Lionel de Cala, Mayor of Allauch, crowned the winners of the five prizes in competition this year.

A record participation, national and international

With nearly 300 candidates, the Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest in Allauch is already one of the most important writing contests in France.

Remember that the news received were divided into 2 categories: Youth (16/18 years) and Adults. To note this year, an editorial and educational innovation noticed, “The 3ZU” realized thanks to the involvement of the Monte-Cristo High School of Allauch. A real time writing experience, on computer, led by the writer Daniel Picouly.

The 2022/2023 Prize List

  • The ” 3ZU ” Prize was awarded to Marina Espinas (15 years old) for her short story I was her gold
  • The Youth Prize was awarded to Azénor Glotain (18 years old) for her short story Pensées
  • The3rd Adult Prize was awarded to Moky Jaafar (from Allauch) for his short story Montmartre
  • The2nd Adult Prize was awarded to Magali Discours (Nuits-Saint-Georges) for her short story Midi à 14h ou ce que recherchent les femmes
  • The1st Adult Prize was awarded to Noémi Laszlo (Paris) for her short story Les mimosas

The winning news are available on the website of the Allauch City Hall and the Bernard Monge Library in Allauch. They will soon be published in the newspaper “La Marseillaise” (weekend edition).

Read the winning news

A prestigious jury

Around Daniel Picouly and Nicolas Pagnol, writers, literary journalists and personalities: Olga Bibiloni (head of Culture at La Provence), Marie-Blanche Cordou (literary critic France Bleu Provence, writer), Franz-Olivier Giesbert (journalist, columnist, writer), Yan Lespoux (writer, short story specialist), Jérémy Noé (literary journalist at La Marseillaise), Jacqueline Fabre, elected official of the City of Allauch, in charge of Culture, Floryse Grimaud (creator of the Marcel Pagnol Prize and organizer of the Contest)

Loyal and involved partners

Without the support of partners who are involved alongside the City of Allauch and the Marcel Pagnol Museum Association – who sign this event – this contest would not be what it is.

We must therefore thank Le Figaro for its loyalty, and the national and international scope that this newspaper brings, and also La Marseillaise, La Provence, France Bleu Provence, Les Éditions Larousse – which wonderfully endow the beautiful prizes awarded – as well as Crédit Agricole, and the Prado Paradis bookstore in Marseille.

A celebration of literature

The Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest is meant to be a celebration of books, literature and the French language, and a tribute to all those, so many in our country, including the youngest, who take up the pen and start writing. It is a wealth to be cultivated and honored.

Remembrance, imagination, sharing, transmission … the quality of the news received was once again at the rendez-vous. Congratulations to the participants.

The 5 winning short stories will be published in La Marseillaise and the publication of a collection is under consideration.

The universal and timeless work of the great Marcel Pagnol finds so many echoes there.

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Floryse Grimaud – Consulting, editing and communication -06 83 31 10 30

Communication Department / City of Allauch – 04 91 10 49 90

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