Fiesta and Culture come together to promote Major Patron Saint Festivities on Instagram

Each ‘instagramer’ can present up to two images with # SomFMP2019 and #BenidormEsCultura
Fiesta and Culture come together to promote Major Patron Saint Festivities on Instagram.
Fiesta and Culture come together to promote Major Patron Saint Festivities on Instagram.

The best photographs will meet in an exhibition in March, coinciding with the patroness' day

The Department of Culture and Fiestas together with the Association of Clubs 'Verge del Sofratge' launch the first Photo Contest # SomFMP2019 in which you can participate any 'instagramer' who wants it, reside or not in Benidorm, with images that include highlights from Benidorm and the parties that are lived in its streets.

The councillors of Fiestas and Culture, Jesús Carrobles and Jaime Jesús Pérez, together with the president of Fiestas Commission, Roberto Carretero, and the delegate of the Clubs Association, Nerea Martínez, today have presented the initiative that aims to gather images for an exhibition that will be inaugurated coinciding with the festivity of the patroness saint of the city, the Mare de Déu del Sofratge, on March 16.

"Something innovative that had not been done yet and that, I am sure, will be a success," said Jesus Carrobles because it will reflect "everything during these five days is lived and felt in our streets, in our city" from “The vision that mayorales, peñistas, neighbors and visitors have” through the cameras of their mobile phones.

For his part, Jaime Jesús Pérez has indicated that the contest will begin on Friday, November 8, starting at 5:00 p.m. and will end after the fireworks on Wednesday 13. During that time, any user of the Instagram social network can take part. To do this, "the first thing," said the mayor, "they should follow the official profile of the Benidorm City Council [@ay Ayuntamientodebenidorm] and then label their photographs with # SomFMP2019 and #BenidormEsCultura."

After the local Fiestas, a jury composed of technicians of the councilors and professionals of the image, will determine which is the best work. "The prize - clarified Pérez - will be a tablet valued at 400 euros.

Roberto Carretero has encouraged neighboring, members of the clubs "and the entire Commission to participate" because it is an initiative that will allow us to "obtain images of those important days so that we can relive them whenever we want." Finally, Nerea Martínez has pointed out that from the Associació de Penyes "we are with the last details of the parties" and has encouraged "all the people of Benidorm to live the party so that we can have a great time among all."

The contest rules are available from the Benidorm City Council website at Ayuntamiento/concejalias/cultura/apoyo-a-actividades-y-proyectos-culturales/concurso-fotografia-%23somfmp2019