But, we're not quite ready to announce who that is yet. We will hold an event to announce the winners and hand over the prizes in the near future. Right now this event is tentatively targeted for the afternoon of Saturday August 1, 2009.
In the spirit of volunteerism that is vital to our project (no one, except for the writers, has drawn or will draw a salary from this project up until the editing process begins) we are hoping to find a free venue that has room for whoever wants to turn up. Any tips on locations or offers of help would be very welcome.
In the meantime, I will be working on a funding proposal to try to find someone to print this for us. The short version is that we're looking for an organisation to take over the project from here and print a few of the stories. The indicative budget including editing, printing and royalty payments for 5000 books should be somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$10,000.
The final judging panel consisted of the following people:
- Sr. Abe Barreto Soares
- Sra. Alexandra de Araujo Tilman
- Sr. Livio da Costa
- Sra. Jenny Maria Fatima da Costa Sarmento
- Sra. Jonia do Rosario Leite Soares
- Sr. Naldo Rei