In the municipality of Seixal, registrations are open until November 30th to participate in the Confectionery Competition, an initiative that is part of the Aldeia Natal do Seixal and aims to publicize and promote traditional sweets.
Patisseries and bakeries, private confectioners and representatives of associations and communities can participate. The prize to be awarded to the winner, in the amount of 500 euros (on a shopping card), will be offered by the municipality of Seixal, and a Tourism Prize will also be awarded, under the responsibility of the Regional Tourism Entity of the Lisbon Region. Certificates of participation will be given to all competitors.
Paulo Silva, president of Seixal City Council, says «This is another way of supporting our local commerce, and, as long as there is imagination, there are many ways to create new synergies and, in this way, mobilize the various areas of society civil».
Each competitor must deliver a copy of the sweet (or sweets) for the jury to appreciate and display to the public. The sweets must be delivered by 2:30 pm on December 10th, at the premises of the Sociedade Filarmónica Democrática Timbre Seixalense. Registration is free, with a registration limit of 2 sweets per competitor and must be done by November 30th, by completing the registration form available in Online Services (Tourism tab), where you can also access the rules of participation. The awards ceremony will take place from 4.30 pm (on December 10th), on the stage of the Sociedade Filarmónica Democrática Timbre Seixalense.
The jury will be made up of representatives from the following entities: Seixal Municipal Council; Regional Tourism Entity of the Lisbon Region; Association of Commerce, Industry, Services and Tourism of the District of Setúbal; Portuguese Hotel, Restaurant and Similar Association and also a professional in the sector, who will evaluate the sweets using the following criteria: originality, preparation, tasting, connection to local gastronomic traditions or any other that may be considered relevant.