The second edition of the Charta Award is reaching its final moment – the winner announcement. From over 300 projects submitted to the award this year, 10 they considered the most promising in terms of book publication. These shortlisted projects were then analysed by the Yogurt Editions and Zone Magazine, who decided to grant their main prize to the project “The Present” by Pelly Mandreka.
The Present – Pelly Mandreka
You entered the world after the quadrennial slumber. A world that is pristine, that has wiped the slate clean and is now reformed. It first needed to be lulled so that it could be healed and rebuilt. The repair was researched, planned and emplaced on new foundations. A great many would change radically, with procedures that would have to be carried out seamlessly, thus sleep was decided. The awakening occurred gradually, as did the restart of the new environment. Everything ran smoothly and transition was painless. You are now facing earth under a new circumstance. You cannot comprehend it and the knowledge you had no longer applies. Your surroundings are unfamiliar and you cannot decipher if they are from the past or the future. It matters not. You live in reality, in the present, you have been given one more chance and this is a present. Just like our new world. It is a world of wonder and science, made to offer all beings liberties and happiness, health and development, peace and prosperity. Old times are over, a new era has come. Welcome to the age of intellect. This book is a map. Our new map. A guide, a manual for knowledge, a volume of information. A gift to humanity that records, interprets and introduces the image of the world that is valid now.
The winning project will be published, designed, and co-edited by Yogurt Editions and Zone Magazine in a 500-copy edition, printed by Ofset Yapimevi printing house in Istanbul.
• OH! by Abel Picogna
• TOMORROW HOTELl by Dragan Saric
• SARA HODGES by Marcel Top
• THE GREAT FILTER by Marco Gehlhar
• THE PRESENT by Pelly Mandreka
• PICTURES IN MY HAND OF A BOY I STILL RESEMBLE by Srinivas Kuruganti
• KOOTENAYS by Thomas Gauthier
• THINGS ABOUT MY MOM AND ME by Yuki Furusawa
• IN ORBIT EVERY MONDAY by Zoé Elia Menthonnex
• ZHIRO by Alessandro Bo Rohde