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Source text in English

Who cast that first fateful tomato that started the La Tomatina revolution? The reality is no one knows. Maybe it was an anti-Franco rebellion, or a carnival that got out of hand. According to the most popular version of the story, during the 1945 festival of Los Gigantes (a giant paper mâché puppet parade), locals were looking to stage a brawl to get some attention. They happened upon a vegetable cart nearby and started hurling ripe tomatoes. Innocent onlookers got involved until the scene escalated into a massive melee of flying fruit. The instigators had to repay the tomato vendors, but that didn't stop the recurrence of more tomato fights—and the birth of a new tradition.

Fearful of an unruly escalation, authorities enacted, relaxed, and then reinstated a series of bans in the 1950s. In 1951, locals who defied the law were imprisoned until public outcry called for their release. The most famous effrontery to the tomato bans happened in 1957 when proponents held a mock tomato funeral complete with a coffin and procession. After 1957, the local government decided to roll with the punches, set a few rules in place, and embraced the wacky tradition.

Though the tomatoes take center stage, a week of festivities lead up to the final showdown. It's a celebration of Buñol's patron saints, the Virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, with street parades, music, and fireworks in joyous Spanish fashion. To build up your strength for the impending brawl, an epic paella is served on the eve of the battle, showcasing an iconic Valencian dish of rice, seafood, saffron, and olive oil.

Today, this unfettered festival has some measure of order. Organizers have gone so far as to cultivate a special variety of unpalatable tomatoes just for the annual event. Festivities kick off around 10 a.m. when participants race to grab a ham fixed atop a greasy pole. Onlookers hose the scramblers with water while singing and dancing in the streets. When the church bell strikes noon, trucks packed with tomatoes roll into town, while chants of "To-ma-te, to-ma-te!" reach a crescendo.

Then, with the firing of a water cannon, the main event begins. That's the green light for crushing and launching tomatoes in all-out attacks against fellow participants. Long distance tomato lobbers, point-blank assassins, and medium range hook shots. Whatever your technique, by the time it's over, you will look (and feel) quite different. Nearly an hour later, tomato-soaked bombers are left to play in a sea of squishy street salsa with little left resembling a tomato to be found. A second cannon shot signals the end of the battle.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 19 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 3 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (19 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #19789 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Ledja
Ledja
United Kingdom
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
326 x43 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.423.73 (11 ratings)3.10 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
orvateshin
Good term selection
Iliana2010
dëmshpërblenin
Good term selection
Rudina G.
+1
1
Pafytyrësia më e famshme ndaj ndalimeve
Flows well
Rudina G.
+1
1
përqeshës
Good term selection
Rudina G.
+1
1
një dorë rregullash
Good term selection
personalis​ht, më pël​qen zgjedh​ja
Rudina G.
+1
1
traditën e krisur
Good term selection
Rudina G.
+1
1
stilin e hareshëm spanjoll
Flows well
Rudina G.
vrullojnë
Good term selection
Rudina G.
+1
1
të qullur në domate
Flows well
Rudina G.
-1
+2
3
zor se gjendet gjë që t'i përngjasë
Flows well
Rudina G.
Entry #17293 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
285 x44 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.103.00 (10 ratings)3.20 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
me qivu
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Megjithëse janë domatet ato që qëndrojnë në plan të parë
Flows well
Ledja
paraprin
Good term selection
Ledja
gatim
Good term selection
Ledja
-1
1
festival të pafre
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Entry #16610 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
244 x42 x24 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.824.00 (8 ratings)3.63 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 14 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
+2
regjimit fashist të diktatorit Franko
Flows well
Elvana Moore
r
Flows well
good term ​choice! g​ood work!
Blerta Alikaj
shndërrua
Flows well
Ledja
fluturonin gjithandej
Flows well
Ledja
nuk pengoi kurrsesi vazhdimësinë e luftërave të tjera
Flows well
Ledja
sërë masash ndaluese
Good term selection
Ledja
+2
2
gjë që zgjati deri në shpërthimin e një proteste publike që bënte thirrje për lirimin e tyre
Flows well
Ledja
Akti
Good term selection
Ledja
priti krahëhapur
Flows well
Ledja
epiqendra
Good term selection
Ledja
me qëllim ruajtjen e rendit
Flows well
Ledja
vetëm e vetëm
Flows well
Ledja
me të rënë
Flows well
Ledja
vështirë se të zë syri diçka që ngjason me domate të mirëfilltë
Flows well
Ledja


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #18302 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.783.00 (9 ratings)2.56 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 14 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
dha fill
Good term selection
Ledja
Duke u mbështetur në versionin më të dëgjuar të kësaj historie, në festivalin e Los Gigantes (një paradë me kukulla prej letrash gjigande) të vitit 1945, disa
Flows well
meritc
një marifeti
Good term selection
Iliana2010
+1
u përshkallëzua në një ndeshje të madhe frutash fluturuese
Good term selection
Iliana2010
pengoi
Flows well
Ledja
betejës së domateve dhe zanafillën e një tradite të re
Flows well
Rudina G.
Në vitin 1950 autoritetet vendase si pasojë e një përshkallëzimi të gjendjes që mund të dilte jashtë kontrollit, morën masa të rrepta kundër fenomenit, të cilat u hoqën dhe u rivendosën sërish.
Flows well
meritc
-1
1
atronit të shenjtë Buñol, Marias së Virgjër dhe shën
Flows well
meritc
+1
enkas
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Spektatorët i spërkasin vrapuesit me ujë teksa këndojnë e kërcejnë nëpër rrugë.
Flows well
meritc
Kur këmbana e kishës shënon orën dymbëdhjetë të drekës, kamiona plot me domate vërshojnë në qytet teksa britmat "To-ma-te, to-ma-te" (domate) sa vijnë e shtohen.
Flows well
meritc
+1
vërshojnë në qytet
Flows well
Rudina G.
Gjuajtës me qitje të largët, qëllues të mirë në shenjë dhe gjuajtës me qitje mesatare
Flows well
Rudina G.
shënon
Good term selection
Ledja
Entry #18193 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.752.60 (10 ratings)2.90 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+2
Qëlluan
Good term selection
Rudina G.
përleshje masive me fruta
Flows well
Iliana2010
derisa publiku kërkoi lirimin e tyre
Flows well
zgjidhje e​ përshtats​hme
Rudina G.
ithtarët
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Entry #21575 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.752.67 (6 ratings)2.83 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
qerreje
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Entry #18097 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.732.78 (9 ratings)2.67 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #19687 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.702.70 (10 ratings)2.70 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+1
2
karnaval
Flows well
Iliana2010
më të përhapur
Flows well
Ledja
U ra rruga
Flows well
Ledja
pashtruar
Flows well
Ledja
miratuan, zbutën dhe pastaj rivendosën
Flows well
This sente​nce seems ​to have ca​used some ​confusion.​ Good to s​ee someone​'s got it ​right :)
Ledja
mirënjohur
Flows well
Ledja
ballafaqimit
Good term selection
Ledja
e qullur
Flows well
Ledja
pllaquritëse
Flows well
Ledja
shënon
Good term selection
Ledja
Entry #21601 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.672.33 (9 ratings)3.00 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
demshperblenin
Good term selection
rastavica
rishfaqjen
Good term selection
Ledja
përshkallëzim i pakontrolluar
Flows well
good choic​e of terms​! this wou​ld be my s​election f​or winner ​if it wasn​'t for som​e misspell​ings.
Blerta Alikaj
Entry #19678 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Fred Frani
Fred Frani
Albania
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.562.33 (9 ratings)2.78 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+1
doli duarsh
Good term selection
Rudina G.
Mbështetur në një version
Flows well
Rudina G.
+1
në qytet zbarkojnë
Good term selection
Iliana2010
Entry #17932 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.50 (6 ratings)2.50 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #16639 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.382.25 (4 ratings)2.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #17275 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.292.29 (7 ratings)2.29 (7 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
qerre perimesh
Flows well
Iliana2010
përleshje masive frutash fluturuese
Flows well
Ledja
derdhen
Flows well
Ledja
Entry #16825 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Brunilda Bajaj (X)
Brunilda Bajaj (X)
Albania
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.251.50 (6 ratings)3.00 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #17212 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.092.17 (6 ratings)2.00 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #20206 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
irmatoska
irmatoska
Albania
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.921.67 (6 ratings)2.17 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #18218 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.801.60 (5 ratings)2.00 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #16943 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.501.40 (5 ratings)1.60 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
-2
2
karnaval
Flows well
Iliana2010
Entry #17851 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.331.33 (3 ratings)1.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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