Competition Announcement

PREMIO NAZIONALE

FIUME ATERNO-PESCARA

LUNGOFIUME DEI POETI

CONCORSO LETTERARIO

PASSIONE DIALETTO
AMORE ITALIANO

Second Edition

 

25 giugno 2015 - 31 gennaio 2016

 

NON-EXECUTIVE PRESIDENTE: MR GIOVANNI PUNZO formerly C.S.R. (Personal Cash Grant) President in Banca d'Italia
CHAIRLADY
:
 SOFONIA BERARDINUCCI, JOURNALIST AND POETESS

The second edition of this contest is dedicated to Giacomo Leopardi

For the promotion of the Abruzzese territory, Italian and even European places, as well and taking consideration of an ever-present language meaning: the vernacular that is always reconfirming itself and moving all around the world with all his Third Millennium humanist treasure in a such adored land, Abruzzi and the whole Italy; moreover, my desire is to collect every sublime 'whisper' as the crystal harmony that just the Italian written language can offer.

THE MAIN CONTEST PURPOSE is to spread the commitment to life by Literature. It is requested the feeling of love to come out from the plot as a liberation for the humankind from an ordinary and precarious life and from conditioning self-centeredness.

FOR TAKING PART to this contest Poetics and conviviality must be present as Niccolò Tommaseo claimed: "made of that faculty which teaches harmony, affection and morality accessing to the virtues but removing vices", thus, Religion, Politics and licentiousness are no allowed.

Non complying participants will be hors concours.

 

CONTEST SECTIONS

1) Poetry in Italian language
2) Poems
3) Stornelli (a kind of folk poem)
4) Humorous poetries
5) Lullabies
6) Fairy tales
7) Special topics
8) Opinions
9) Adages
10) Italian cities folk stories
11) Ancient History of the European Capital cities

 

LITERARY TOPICS AND GUIDELINES

LITERARY TOPICS AND GUIDELINES: Topic sentiment for the time going by the juvenile and senile contrast. Incitement to write without neglecting those ideals that are a real presence and omitting laments, as J. W. Goethe said: "too little energy in his suffering, too little tension in his soul, too little nobility" (referred to Ovid.)
The writing can be prosody free but the vulgar, coarse and improper style is not allowed.
Length of the writing: max one A4-sized paper.

POEMS: Lyrics, dialectal writings and composition in Italian language only.
Prosody is mandatory.
Maximum number of stanze: three (3)
The refrain is required.
Parallel translation required, as well.

STORNELLI: Italian or dialectal writing.
Folk genre for the style and the metre.
Parallel translation required.
Length of the writing: max two A4-sized papers.

HUMOROUS POETRIES: Dialectal or Italian language writings.
Prosody required.
The subject exacts to be according to the peculiar joyful grotesque mode.
Parallel translation required.
Length of the writing: max sixty (60) verses.

LULLABIES: Characters must have a secularity guideline. Folk style in Vernacular or Italian language.
Parallel translation required.
Length of the writing: max one A4-sized paper.

FAIRY TALES: Folk fairy tales written in Vernacular or Italian language.
Reworked versions of already existing fairy tales are allowed. Characters must be taken from the real life.
Parallel translation.
Length of the writing: max four (4) A4-sized papers.

SPECIAL TOPICS: Italian language writing.
Topic: ''Why should we recover an ancient profession?''
Length of the writing : min. two (2) A4-sized papers
Max. six (6) A4-sized papers

OPINIONS: Italian language writings.
Topic : Art, is there a difference between an artisan and an artist? If there is one, which is it?
Length of the writing: max two (2) A4-sized papers

ADAGES: Italian cities folk stories
Novelty and authenticity are required.
About secularity and tradition of the Italian cities only.
The following aspects must be taken into consideration: old recipes, recovered love letters, recollected love letters, local professions, ancient workshops, antique dynasties, bottom drawer and wedding present traditions.

ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES: 
Significant Historical sense regarding the researches and the sources.
NB Every single participant is invited to full respect for the regulation; who doesn't abide by the terms of this present article will be automatically disqualified from the contest.

TECHNICAL REGULATION

1) This contest is oriented to the Italian and dialectal writers, both amateur and professional.
2) The participation is free
3) Writings must be unpublished without any released excerpt
4) Competitors can take part to more than one section and they must give three (3) copies of their own writing per each section. Works must be submitted in a sealed envelope itself and closed within a second envelope. Author's data are required into the envelope.
5) The committee will be in charge of ranking the three (3) winning participants per each section.
6) Works must be sent by 31 January 2016 to
Miss Sofonia Berardinucci Palestini
Via Antonio Pigafetta 20
65126 PE
The relevant date shall be that on which the envelope is posted, as evidenced by the postmark.
7) Works will not be sent back. Taking part to this contest authorizes to the personal data handling.
8) Taking part to this contest is a legal authorization to make use of the received writings as theatrical performance or music. Authors are recognized as free for the use of their writings with other purposes.
9) Prize giving date: 21 May 2016, at 3.30 p.m. the prize giving place: T.B.D.
10) Section number and author's age must be written on the envelope
11) Every single referee is allowed to take part to the contest in any section but the one where he/she works within.
12) Every single participant will be informed by the site or the secretary
13) Contest prizes: renowned authors' books, plaques
14) Every single participant will receive a contest memento
15) For taking part to this contest Poetics and conviviality must be present as Niccolò Tommaseo claimed: "made of that faculty which teaches harmony, affection and morality accessing to the virtues but removing vices", thus, Religion, Politics and licentiousness are no allowed.
16) Winners will be announced at the prize giving day. Absents will be allowed to mandate otherwise the prize will be stored.
17) The attendee and the ranking are subjected to arbitrary judgement of the Committee which has been selected by the Organizing Company.