Guillermo Summers Crier of Honor of the Miguelturra Carnivals

Concert of the Cádiz comparsa “Los Cobardes” organized by the Peña Los Cansaliebres

More than 900 people have packed the Carnival Palace of Miguelturra to celebrate the first of the carnival events of 2017 and has done so by proclaiming as honor town crier the one who already preached the most emblematic party of the town in 1997, the scriptwriter and television presenter Guillermo Summers.

The mayor of Miguelturra, Victoria Sobrino, has been responsible for delivering the parchment that accredits Summers as illustrious Crier of Honor Miguelturra Carnival in gratitude for his involvement and the work he has developed over the years in the election of carnival crier miguelturreño.

Sobrino, who has been visibly excited by the celebration of this act, wanted to publicly thank the love with which Guillermo Summers has always treated Miguelturra and his carnivals, noting that “it is quite an honor to be a representative figure of our”.

The first mayor, has also appreciated the work that has played the Carnival Association of Miguelturra to organize this beautiful homage of proclamation of the Crier of Honor, without forgetting the work carried out from the areas of Culture and Celebrations as well as the entire carnival community.

Finally, Sobrino thanked the presence of “the best comparsa of Cádiz and Spain”, Los Cobardes, recognizing the privilege that Miguelturra has been chosen as the final destination of the winners of the 2016 COAC. He has also made public the gratitude to the “Los Cansaliebres” peña “for making us warm up for our beloved carnival”.

For his part, the already proclaimed town crier of honor, Guillermo Summers, has reiterated his gratitude “to all those who have made it possible for him to be in Miguelturra again today”. Among his words of thanks, Summers stressed his desire “to maintain my status as a crier” by showing his satisfaction with quartets that recalled how 20 years ago he gave the proclamation of the carnival “and how I am happy today in this beautiful city where I have been shown again our great friendship”. The brand-new town crier of honor has thanked the people of Migueltur to dedicate this honor, affirming that “there is no equal carnival, from Miguelturra to heaven”, to finish with “Three Cheers … live Miguelturra”.

Prior to the event, Guillermo Summers, accompanied by the mayor, Victoria Sobrino, the Councilor for Culture, Fátima Mondejar, the councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez, as well as members of the Municipal Corporation and carnival authorities, such as the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado, the president of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Raúl Domínguez, the 2016 Major Masks and those that will be proclaimed in 2017, has discovered a commemorative plaque of this act in the MOMO (Carnival Museum).

The act of proclamation of the Town Clerk of Honor took place at the end of the end of tour concert of the Cádiz troupe “Los Cobardes” by Antonio Martínez Ares, which with his anthology “Al Caldero” has shown to the respectable public of Miguelturra (which has stopped appraising the comparsa) why they rose last year 2016 with the first prize of the Official Contest of Grouping of the Carnival of Cádiz.

Martinez Ares’s troupe has started the applause of the crowded Palace of Carnival and has put on foot the audience on repeated occasions through its musical repertoire of pasodobles, cuplés and potpourri. An event that has been organized by the “Los Cansaliebres” club in collaboration with the City Council of Miguelturra.

We must remember that with this concert, “Los Cobardes” put an end to a tour that has taken them to cover a large part of the Spanish geography; something that has been a great pride for the carnival community of Miguelturra.


Cristóbal Aguiló Domínguez winner of the poster announcing the Carnival of Miguelturra 2017

This Cartagena artist, who already did it in 2011, returns to do it with his work “The dream of a carnival pastry chef”.

It is already known who will be responsible, through its poster announcer, to face and promote the carnival of Miguelturra 2017. Thus, Cristóbal Aguiló Domínguez with his work “The dream of a carnival pastry cher” has been the winner of this contest that it was decided on the afternoon of January 3 at the House of Culture of Miguelturra.

On this occasion the jury was composed of: Diego Rodríguez Tercero, councilman of Celebrations, Raúl Domínguez Donate, president of the Cultural Association “Carnival Peñas” and José Luis Sobrino Pérez, graphic designer, with the vote of the advisory public. Marcial González Rivero acts as secretary, with voice and without vote, coordinator of the area of Culture and Celebrations.

Once the 31 papers presented were viewed and analyzed, the jury that qualified the contest decided that “The dream of a carnival pastry chef” was the best poster to represent these Holidays of Regional Tourist Interest, which will begin next February 23.

In this way Cristóbal Aguiló Domínguez will receive the only prize, worth 1,000 euros and a souvenir of the contest, that the Town Council of Miguelturra for his work will deliver on the day of the proclamation, when he will go on stage once the carnival is inaugurated.


Bases poster for 2017

Open the deadline for the contest poster for Carnival 2017.

The town hall and the Miguelturra Carnival Association, announce the competition for the election poster Carnival 2017, declared of Regional Tourist Interest and Costumbrista, the deadline for registration and submission of originals is open until December 9, 2016 and governed by the following BASES:

1. PARTICIPANTS: All those artists who wish to participate may participate, regardless of their nationality or artistic tendency.

2. THEME: Free, admitting only original works and not previously awarded, and can be presented in polychrome. The posters can be made by any procedure, photographic composition, digital system, painting, among others. If computer support is used, a paper reproduction must be attached, admitting a minimum format of A4.

3. DIMENSIONS: The posters presented will allow printing in 45 by 65 centimeters, with the following inscription on them: “MIGUELTURRA” (Ciudad Real) Carnaval 2017. FIESTAS DE INTERÉS TURÍSTICO. (The name of the town must have a prominent space, being in respect of the province in a proportionality never less than 1 to 5).

4. PRESENTATION: The posters will be presented without signature and with a slogan on the back of them. In a sealed envelope the motto will be expressed and inside it will include the author’s name and surname, address, telephone number, location, email address and affidavit of being the author and owner of the work.

5. REMISSION: Posters will be sent to the House of Culture, Perlerines Street, 26. 13170 Miguelturra (Ciudad Real) from the publication of the rules and until December 9, 2016. The referral will be under the responsibility and risk of the contestants.

6. PRIZE: A single prize of 1,000 euros and gift, a souvenir of the contest, is established.

7. JURY: Will be appointed by the organization. Your decision will be unappealable.

8. EXHIBITION The organization will exhibit the works presented at the House of Culture, from December 16 to 30. These works can also be seen in the authorized galleries dedicated to the Carnival of 2017 through the municipal web portal of the consistory These will also be announced through social networks where the session has a profile.

Non-awarded works may be withdrawn as of February 1, 2017, all during office hours, until March 15. After this date, the works not withdrawn will remain in the possession of this Organization.

9. PROPERTY: The award-winning creation will remain the property of the Organization, which reserves the right to reproduce it.

For more information you can contact the Department of Celebrations of the Town Hall of Miguelturra or in the offices located in the House of Culture.