An essay contest about Iceland, a popular webpage on entertainment and current affairs, launched an essay contest about Iceland last month. The purpose of the contest was to to promote Iceland as a tourist destination and to increase general knowledge of Iceland.

Participants were required to use more than 10 given keywords about Iceland to write a short story, an article, prose or a poem.

The prizes for the winners included the well-known novels "Silence of the Grave" (Grafarþögn) and Tainted blood" (Mýrin), donated by the Icelandic Embassy.

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