The Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia collaborates with the Belencribs International Network Association for the Organization of the Special Competition for Nativity Scenes in the Region of Murcia 2020.

The General Director of Consumption and Crafts has authorized the Collaboration of the Ministry of Business, Industry and Spokesperson with the Belencribs Association for the Organization of the Special Competition for Nativity Scenes in the Region of Murcia.

Within the framework of the competences of the Ministry of Industry, Business and Spokesperson consisting of the conservation, recovery and dissemination of the artisan manifestations of the Region of Murcia, and the promotion of the permanence of those already existing; and as an instrument for the implementation of these programs, Carolina Espinosa, General Director of Consumption and Crafts, has authorized the collaboration with the Belencribs Association, in the Organization of the Special Contest of Nativity Scenes of the Region of Murcia, as a promotion measure focused on a special protection of the nativity scene activity as a craft form that constitutes a manifestation of the popular culture of the Region of Murcia and as a differentiating and complementary element of the artistic expression of the nativity scene artisans sector.

The Murcia Region Special Nativity Scene Contest 2020 aims to encourage and promote the assembly of the nativity scene for Christmas in the Region of Murcia for the year 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic.

The Belencribs International Network Association will be in charge of organizing the event, and the competition will be in a single category, “Family Nativity Scenes”. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers and diplomas to all participants.

As relevant elements of the Contest Bases, the special assessment of the use of figures made by artisans from the Region of Murcia, references to representative characteristics of the municipalities of the Region of Murcia, the promotion of the nativity scene, the realization of the nativity scene in family , with intergenerational participation, the use of recycled materials, and/or the reproduction of the environment that surrounded the birth and childhood of Jesus, in Palestine, among other multiple criteria.

The application submission date will end on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Requests may be made through instant messaging, through the Whatsapp application, as a particularly agile and accessible means for all citizens.

The organizing entity will assess the applications submitted and will select a maximum of 10 applications, which will be submitted to the General Directorate of Consumption and Crafts for the assessment of the jury, appointed from among people of recognized prestige with links to crafts and the assembly of nativity scenes, will assess the nominations and select the winners.

The awards ceremony will be given the appropriate importance, solemnity and publicity.



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