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15 April, 2021

Storytelling Competition

The 4th edition of the Aljube Museum-Resistance and Freedom’s Storytelling Competition is now open!

In this 4th edition, we’ll be launching the “Courage today, hugs tomorrow” theme, a message of support shared between women detained by the PIDE during the dictatorship. In the northern redoubt of Caxias prison, they communicated by making sounds on the walls and through whispered words of support and courage.

On the 47th anniversary of the April Revolution, we pay tribute to the memory of the antifascist resistance and their struggle for freedom. At a time when the pandemic limits contact and restricts gatherings, let’s take inspiration from their resistance and resilience and look forward to better days.


Youngsters between 15 and 17 years old; adults of 18 years and over;
Original texts; up to 4 pages of A4; font: Word Arial; font size: 12; line spacing: 1.5;
To be signed under a pseudonym and sent to: concursodecontos@museudoaljube.pt;
From 14 April to 14 November, 2021;
The jury will be announced on the Museum website in due course;

The first three prize-winning pieces from each of the age groups will be included in a book published by the Museu do Aljube  (Aljube Museum-Resistance and Freedom) and also as an e-book on the museum’s website.

Complete Regulations here (in Portuguese).