NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ awarded the prizes for the young writers’ 2021 Short Story Competition in the name of Rashko Sugarev

On 23 April, the World Day of the Book, Copyright and Readers, the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund awarded the winners of the Rashko Sugarev Short Story Competition for the twenty-fourth time.


Owing to the complex situation relating to the spread of COVID-19, the event was held in the Prof. Vasil Gerov Hall of the Fund’s central office, with a limited attendance. Journalist Magdalena Gigova, the Fund’s PR expert, was the host.


The writer Deyan Enev, member of the jury, awarded those individually selected with diplomas. Ms Slava Ivanova, the Fund’s Executive Director, greeted everyone, presented them with books—publications by the Fund—and wished them future creative success.


The first prize went to Yordan Radichkov for the story, ‘A Dog’s Life’, second prize to Ralitsa Raykova for ‘The Salt of the Earth’, and third prize to Eleonora Boycheva for her tale, ‘The Bench’.