Close Encounters of the Different Kind has won Francesc Candel Award given by Lluís Carulla Associacion. The prizes are awarded for good practices by certain projects which have contributed to a feeling of public-spiritedness, harmonious cohabitation, a knowledge of the country (language, traditions, geography and history, socio-cultural values), an increasing awareness of the culture of immigration, the participation of women immigrants and young immigrants, contact between Catalans and immigrants, and a positive vision of immigration in the media.