Rules of participation:
Ø The competition is open to young people under 30 years of age.
Ø The participation is free.
Ø Participants have to send only one unpublished , never prized poem (maximum 50 lines).
Ø The general theme of the Edition 2008 is: « Lights/shadows (for instance : the natural alternation of times, the colours of the reality and soul, the metaphers of the life, thinking, doubts. The topic can be worked out very free » )
Ø Poems will be accepted in the mother tongue of the authors. A translation into English and /or Italian is required.
Ø A jury composed by poets and literary critics with different linguistic competences will evaluate the poems as much as possible in their original language.
Ø Poems must arrive before : 2009 December 31th (for School- collective projects : 2010 January 15th)
a) preferably by E-Mail to Valera@units.it. Please, send the complete Application Form (see below) in the message and the poem attached to the message in Format Word or rft.
b) or by regular mail to Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138, Trieste (Italy).
As far as the deadline is concerned, we will take into consideration the postmark, but no poem will be taken into consideration, which arrives after the jury has started its evaluation process (soon after the deadline)
In both cases the competitors must insert their anagraphic data and statements in the following application form.
Name ,Surname , Birth Date, Nationality, Address, City, Country, Phone, E-Mail, Title of the poem,
I declare that the poem…. (Title)….is my original work, has never been prized and is unpublished.
I give my permission to its possible publication and presentation to the general audience
I declare that I have not / I have (please choose one or the other option) subscribed to SIAE nor to any other similar Societies, which protect copyrights.
Ø The jury will designate three winners and reserves the right of selecting other poems of special worth. The three winners will be awarded a prize of € 500 each.
Ø In accordance with the aim of the competition to combine solidarity and poetry, the winners will choose a humanitarian cause (possibly in their own country) to which they will devote a part of the prize (€200).
Ø A poem with a particular social-humanitarian value is awarded with the silever medaille given by the President of Italian Republic.
Ø The poems of the winners and a selection of the best poems will be free published by “Ibiskos Editrice di Antonietta Risolo” (Empoli, Italy) (Sponsor of the Competition), in both the Italian and English version together with a CD in the original languages. The proceeds of the sales will be devoted to Luchetta-Ota-D’Angelo-Hrovatin Foundation for children war victims (www.fondazioneluchetta.org ).
Ø Minor prizes for noteworthy poems selected by the jury
Ø The jury will designate also the best Poetry-Projects presented as a collective work by Schools (students and teachers): 1 prize of 500 euro, that have to be devoted to an humanitarian scope chosen by the awarded students and teachers and other minor prizes.
More information : Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138 Trieste – Tel. 040 638787