Trieste, Italy: 2014International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino
Open call for participation
The competition is open to young people under 30 years of age.
Participation is free.
Theme of the 10th Edition- 2014 is I / YOU (Dialogue /Love / Friendship /
Hate / Every type of Otherness even Humans and Environment… The suggestion
may be dealt with absolutely free)
I. Section for unpublished poems
– Participants have to send only one unpublished, never prized poem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, Spanish, French or Italian is required.
– An international Jury will evaluate the poems as far as possible also in
the mother tongue of participants
– First, Second and 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
– Medal of the President of Italian Republic for a poem with a particular
– “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 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 (www.fondazioneluchetta.org ).
Special mentions and minor prizes for noteworthy poems of young “poets”
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1 unpublished and never prized Dramatic Work (Monologue or Dialogue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
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 an important city theater within the
Prize Giving Ceremony events.
III Section: School projects. Deadline 2014 January 7th
The jury will designate the best Poetry-Projects presented as a
collective work by Schools (students and teachers):
– 1st prize 500 euro, that have to be devoted to an humanitarian scope
chosen by the awarded students and teachers
– other minor prizes.
data limita: 08/12/13
International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino
Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber
Via Matteotti 21
tel: 040 638787