International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino

The 8th edition of the International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino is open to young people under 30 years of age.
Entry is free.
Theme:: Mirror /Masks
Deadline: January, 7th 2012
 Entries can be submitted by participants in one or both following sections:
Participants are expected to send only one unpublished, never prized poem (maximum 50 lines). Poems will be accepted in the mother tongue of the authors. A translation into English or French and /or Italian is required. A jury composed by poets and literary critics with different linguistic competences will evaluate the poems as much as possible in their original language.
Deadline for submission of poems is: January 7th 2012. Submissions can be made preferably by e-mail to [email protected].

Also send the complete Application Form (Download Here) in the message and the poem; attach to the message in word or rft format.
Submissions can also be made by regular mail to Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138, Trieste (Italy).
·      First, Second and Third Prizes are € 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).
·      A winner will also get a medal of the President of Italian Republic for a poem with a particular social-humanitarian value
·      “Sergio Penco” Plate for the better 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 by   “Ibiskos Publishing House 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 ( ).
  • Minor prizes for noteworthy poems of young “poets”.
For more information, visit the International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino website or Click HERE.

Section 2 -Theater : Monologue or Dialogue between 2 people.
1 unpublished and never prized Dramatic Work (Monologue or Dialogue between 2 people), max 5 pages (10000 characters).
A good translation into Italian is unconditionally required.  The works will not be evaluates in their original language but only in their Italian translation.
Deadline is January 7th 2012. Entries must be emailed to [email protected] or sent by post to the aforementioned address. 
Prizes: The jury will designate three winners (who will awarded with cups and plates) and reserves the right of selecting other dramas of special worth.
The best dramas will be performed in City Theater the day of the Prize-giving Ceremony.
For more information, Click HERE

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