THE Xarxa Jove Marina Alta youth network announced the second edition of its Jovenes Promesas (Young Promises) contest. The association’s president, Teulada-Moraira’s Youth councillor Aitor Llobell and its vice-president Melaniexplained that this year’s competition would have singing, street dance, monologues, micro-theatre, short films and conjuring categories.There will be a €250 prize for the best performer in each category, and rules and conditions are available at Centro de Informacion Juvenil youth centres throughout the Marina Alta. Thesecan also be consultedat the central office of the Mancomunidad Cultural de la Marina Alta (MACMA).Xarxa Jove Marina Alta called on the area’s young people to put their names down forthis edition of the competition before the January 31 closing date. MACMA director Jovi Seser congratulated the youth network for the way in which ithasconsolidated initiatives like the talent contest in its three years of existence.Seser also highlighted the need to introduce policies focusing on all young people throughout the Marina Alta.Majo Puig, the Xarxa’s technical expert, pointed out the first edition of Jovenes Promesas had been very successful but added that it was necessary to encourage participation in the categories that had attracted no contestants. It was essential to develop the original project while energising the area’s young people and giving them a platform for their talents, Puig said.