International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- XVI Edition : CALL FOR APPLICATION

Theme of the XVI Edition: “HOMO FABER: FREEDOM AND DESTINY”

The International Poetry and Theatre Competition “Castello di Duino” and the World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” are organized as part of the more comprehensive project “Poetry and Solidarity, Language of Peoples”. The project, born out of the enthusiasm and the ideals of Gabriella Valera and Ottavio Gruber, was launched in 2000 and then supported by the Association “Poetry and Solidarity” www.poesiaesolidariets.org   and all its Members.

Man and Creation: since mankind has assumed the characteristics indicated by the classification of “homo faber”, women and men with their creativity, capacity and intelligence have shaped a world in which they express their freedom, which however sometimes made them slaves of an unwanted destiny. And poetry with its song of grace or despair is part of this extraordinary story and reflects it. Beyond these suggestions, the subject can be treated absolutely free according to personal inspiration.

 It is possible to participate in one or more of the following sections:

I. SECTION FOR UNPUBLISHED POEMS

  • Participants have to send only one unpublished, never prized poem (maximum 35 line).
  • Poems will be accepted in the mother tongue of the authors. A translation into English, Spanish, French or Italian is required.
  • An international Jury will evaluate the poems in the mother tongue of participants.

Works must arrive before November 30, 2019

Preferably

  1. by E-Mail to castelloduinopoesia@gmail.com  

Please, send the complete Application Form (see below) in the message and the poem

attached to the message in Format word or rft.  Different format will be rejected.

it is not necessary to sign and scan the application as long as the data is entered in the body of the message

or

  • Filling in the form [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

or

c)      by regular mail to Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138, Trieste (Italy). As far as deadline is concerned, postmark data will be taken into consideration; no poem will be accepted when the jury is involved in the evaluation process (soon after the deadline)

Prizes:

  • First Prize € 1000
  • Second Prize €750
  •  Third Prize: € 500.  
  • In accordance with the aim of the competition to combine solidarity and poetry, the winners will choose a humanitarian cause to which they will devote a part of the prize (€200 Ifirst Prize, 150 second Prize 100 Third Prize). 
  • Medal of the President of Italian Republic / or a Jury Special Prize for a poem with a particular social-humanitarian value
  • “Sergio Penco” Plate for the best poem “under 16”
  • Cups or other minor prizes for other noteworthy poems.

   The poems of the winners and a selection of the best poems will be published for free, in both the Italian and English version in a Book printed by Publishing House Battello Stampatore Trieste. The poems are also recorded in the original language and published on YouTube.

  • Special mentions and minor prizes for noteworthy poems of young “poets” under 16th. The evaluation of the under 16s takes into account the ages of the competitors

II. Section THEATER: Monologue or Dialogue between 2 people.

1 unpublished and never prized Dramatic Work (Monologue or Dialogue between 2 people), max 5 pages (no more than 10000 characters).

A good translation into Italian is unconditionally required.  The works will not Be evaluated in their original language but only in their Italian translation.

Works must arrive before December 10, 2019

  1. Preferably by E-Mail to castelloduinopoesia@gmail.com   

Please, send the complete Application Form (see below) in the message and the work

attached to the message in Format word or rtf.

it is not necessary to sign and scan the application as long as the data is entered in the body of the message

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 accepted, which arrives after the jury has started its evaluation process (soon after the deadline)

Prizes:

The jury will designate three winners who will awarded with publication, cups and plates.

The jury will reserve the right of selecting other dramas of special worth.

The best dramas  will be performed in an important city location within the Prize Giving Ceremony events.

III Section: School or collective projects. DEADLINE: 2019 December 31st

The jury will designate the best Poetry-Projects presented as a collective work by Schools or Literary Association or other Entities, for example groups working in hospitals, rehab centers, jails…

  • 1st prize 500 euro, that have to be devoted to a humanitarian scope chosen by the awarded group
  • other minor prizes.

To the prized or considered as noteworthy schools – groups, which will come to Trieste for the prize- giving ceremony a whole day of readings and performance is reserved in an important location of the city. Participants will have the opportunity to read their poems and teacher/ coordinators to explain their projects.

Projects must be sent as follow:

2 copies 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 project will be accepted, which arrives after the jury has started its evaluation process (soon after the deadline). Possibly also a copy by E-Mail to castelloduinopoesia@gmail.com

PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS

The list of the winners will be published in the website of the competition www.castellodiduinopoesia.org and divulgated by social, by press and online.

Winners will be informed by e-mail and /or phone.

The prise-giving ceremony will take place on March 29, 2020 in Duino Castle

Deadlines section I : Individual  participation, 2019 November, 30th

Deadlines section II : Theater dialogue or monologue, 2019 December, 10th

Deadlines section III: School and collective projects, 2019 December, 31st  

RULES

Ø      The competition is open to young people until the 31st birthday

Ø      Participation is free.

The competition is thematic

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