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San Javier invites you to maintain Christmas traditions with contests for family nativity scenes, cards and balcony decoration (02/12/2020)

The Councilor for Culture announced the 2020 Christmas poster and the name of the proclaimer, Leonor Benítez, whose proclamation will be broadcast live The Councilor for Culture, David Martínez today encouraged the residents of San Javier to participate in the Christmas card contests, nativity scenes and balconies organized by the San Javier City Council to help maintain the Christmas spirit that characterizes San Javier despite the limitations that this year imposes the pandemic and that will make it a different Christmas.

"Precisely for this reason, we must all make an effort to the extent possible so that San Javier continues to be the town of Christmas," said David Martínez. Martínez invited the neighbors to decorate their balconies or facades and to present their works to the contest that leaves the imagination free of the participants who will compete for a first prize endowed with a large basket of gourmet products, along with a second and third prize, both equipped with a batch of gourmet products.

The only requirements will be the Christmas theme and a minimum exhibition period from December 24 to January 6.

The jury will take into account design and originality, lighting, the use of elements, techniques and didactic content, and popular tradition. The nativity scene tradition of San Javier is fed by family nativity scenes that will also be able to compete for one of the first three prizes, each endowed with an artisan nativity scene from the Region of Murcia.

In this case, the general composition of the nativity scene, its artistic richness and originality, the setting by means of lighting or effects, the inclusion of natural or recycled materials and the general message given to the whole will be taken into account. The Christmas cards are another of the traditions of these dates threatened in this case by New Technologies.

To contribute to their permanence and unleash the creativity of the little ones, the Christmas card contest has been called for children in Early Childhood and Primary Education enrolled in the municipality who will be eligible for three prizes endowed with 100 euros exchangeable for school supplies in local stores.

All cards submitted to the contest will be published with the name of their author on the contest blog To register in any of the three contests, participants must send an email to specifying the contest in the Subject, and including three photographs from different angles of the balcony or the nativity scene together with the personal identification and telephone number of the contestant.

In the case of cards, a photograph of the card in competition will be required along with the author's information, a contact telephone number and the school to which it belongs.

The jury for the three contests will be made up of representatives of the Friends of Belén Association, from San Javier, and an official from the Department of Culture.

The winners will be announced on January 5. The Councilor for Culture, David Martínez took the opportunity to advance the 2020 Christmas poster in San Javier, for which "The Annunciation of the Shepherds" by the 16th century Venetian painter Giorgione, selected especially from the Renaissance era, has been chosen to launch a message of hope and that this Christmas is also a rebirth for all ".

Martínez also presented the 2020 Christmas hawker who will be the local playwright, Leonor Benítez, who was surprised and grateful for the commission of the Christmas proclamation that is taken as a challenge.

The proclamation that will take place on December 19 at 8:30 p.m.

in the temple of San Javier, with reduced capacity, can be seen live on the website Christmas in San Javier, which will be presented in the coming days.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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