Last Tuesday, 11 April, was the inauguration of the photography competition La Menorca que Estimam (The Menorca We Love) at the Espai Xec Coll, Ciutadella. It has gone there having been shown in Maó and Es Castell. The competition was organised by GOB Menorca on celebrating its first 45 years. The exhibition will be open until 3 May.
The competition has been a great success due to its large participation and the high quality of the submitted photographs. There were 319 entries from 106 different authors, which reflected the diversity and beauty that is still conserved for the Menorca we want inspiring us to keep working to defend its environmental values and maintain an equilibrium between human activities and environmental conservation. You will see photographs of our wild animals and flowers, the landscapes, the marine environment…
The jury formed by Antoni Cladera, renowned nature photographer committed to the environment; Fina Salord, philologist and cultural historian; and Magda Seoane, naturalist, poet and member of the board of GOB who selected thirty of the best photographs in their judgement, and now exhibited here. The first prize of the competition went to Ricard Coll for his work El mimetismo del autillo ; the second prize to José Luis Gregorio for his photograph Pau, and the third prize to Carlos Silvestre for Contemplando el cielo.
The exhibition in Espai Xec Coll is open until 3 May on Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 to 13.30 and 17.00 to 20.00 and on Saturdays from 10.00 to 13.30 h.
We are grateful to the Ciutadella Town Hall for the use of this space. Once again, we give special thanks to all those who have made this event possible, starting with the photographers, the members of the jury and the board members who organised this excellent show.