Heritage officials are looking for some tales and legends of Quepos

Quepos natives and those who have lived there for at least 10 years are being offered a chance to become a published writer and win money.

The culture ministry’s Centro de Patrimonio has announced a contest to collect the legends, traditions and interesting stories of the central Pacific coast area.

Submissions in both written and digital form will be accepted from July 18 to 28 in Quepos.

The Centro de Investigación y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural of the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud said it would print 1,000 copies of the submissions.

The center has conducted similar contests on other themes in other communities with the goal of preserving the traditions.

The center also sponsors cooking contests for the same reason.

Nine winners in three categories will share 6 million colons, about $11,300. There is an open category and one for stories and legends and another for anecdotes and histories.

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