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International Poetry and Theatre Competition Castello Di Duino

XVII Edition

Deadlines section I : Individual  participation, 2020 November, 15th

Deadlines section II : Theater dialogue or monologue, 2020 December, 10th

Deadlines section III: School and collective projects, 2020 December, 31st  

GENERAL  RULES

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

      Participation is free.

The competition is thematic

Theme of the XVII Edition

“There, where music is born”

Where does music originate? In the soul of man, in the spirit of peoples, in the rhythm of time and nature, in the song of birds? What happens when music is born, right there in those places where it is born?

The topic “music”  is just a suggestion that can be poetically elaborated according to the inspiration and sensitivity of the individual authors!

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I. SECTION FOR UNPUBLISHED POEMS

  • Participants have to send only one unpublished, never prized poem (maximum 35 line).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 15, 2020

Preferably

Filling in the form

or

b )      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, 2020

  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 : 2020 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 an 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 21, 2021 in Duino.

Application Form (Section I. and II. )

Name ,                                                Surname ,

Birth Date,                                          Nationality, 

Address,                                              City,                                                 Country,

Phone,                                                 E-Mail,

Title of the work,  

Statements:

I declare that the work….   ……………………….  ….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  subscribed to SIAE nor to any other similar Societies, which protect copyrights.

Application form (Section III-Schools and Collective projects)

Name of the teacher/coordinator                                  Surname  

School  /Entity /Group

List of the participant (Please give also the age of the participants / or average age of the group)

Address

City,                                                           Country,

Phone,                                             E-Mail of the school

E- Mail of the teacher /coordinator

Statements:

I declare that the work….     ….is an original work, has never been prized and is unpublished.

I give  permission to its possible publication and presentation to the general audience

I declare that the authors have not  subscribed to SIAE nor to any other similar Societies, which protect copyrights.

Info: Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138 Trieste, Italy – Tel. 0039 040 638787 E-Mail castelloduinopoesia@gmail.com

www.castellodiduinopoesia.org