5th International Competition of Art and Literature
“Pietro Iadeluca & friends”

The cultural association “Il Cuscino di Stelle - Pietro Iadeluca” announces the 5th International Competition of Art and Literature "Pietro Iadeluca & friends".

Art. 1. The competition is open to all authors residing in Italy and abroad, provided that the works meet the characteristics required by this announcement.

Art. 2. The competition is divided into the following sections with the mandatory conditions below:

Open from 18 years old upwards

a) poetry in italian on any subject: maximum length of 40 verses;

b) poetry in italian on "Nature”: maximum length of 40 verses;

c) in the vernacular poem on any subject by submitting a poem in dialect, with Italian translation required in the face: maximum length of 40 verses;

d) fiction in italian on any subject to which you can participate by sending a story, which will not exceed 3 pages;

Open to participants up to 17 years:

a) literary youth on any subject to which you can participate with a poem or a story;

b) themed art young free, which you can take part with a work (drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, etc.) of any material;

c) youth media on any subject, to which you can participate with an individual labor or collective;

Art. 3. All entries must be unpublished and never awarded in other competitions, under penalty of disqualification.

The works will be based on serious, or ironic content; the works that will have with-held profane, vulgar or otherwise objectionable, will not be accepted for participation in the competition, and, the sum already paid at time of registration will not be returned.

Art. 4. The participation fee in order to cover the administration costs for categories A, B, C, and D is 10.00 EUR, and is free for sections E, F, and G.

You can participate in multiple sections. You should provide the registration fee for any categories you would like to participate.

The registration fee must be paid to the Cultural Association "Il Cuscino di Stelle - Pietro Iadeluca" at the Banca di Credito Cooperativo, Tagliacozzo agency - C/C: 060/003 077-IBAN: IT98F0832740810000000003077; alternatively the contribution for the participation can also be sent by post in the envelope containing the entry form.

Art. 5. Participation in the 5th International Competition of Art and Literature "Pietro Iadeluca & friends" implies the acceptance of all rules included in this Regulation. Broke any of the rules set will force the jury to exclude the participant from the Competition.

Art. 6. For literary sections, each work has to be sent in 6 copies, of which 5 anonymous.

The six copies should be sent in an envelope containing also the application form (attached to this announcement or downloaded from www.pietroiadeluca.it website with the "events") filled in and signed at the bottom with policy agreement. You can also fill out the form on the site of the association here.

Art. 7. For children under 18 years it is required to forward a photocopy of passport and a written and signed parents approval. In any case, the responsibility for the children is in the hands of parents or guardians.

Art. 8. the works and the copies proving payment have to be sent by post or delivered by hand to the Cultural Association “il Cuscino di Stelle” - c / o Armando Iadeluca-via della Mountain 29 - 67064 Pereto (AQ), or the digital format (Microsoft Word or text) at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (attaching a scanned copy of the payment only for the adult categories). You can also fill out the form on the site of the association here.

Art. 9. The deadline for shipping is Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (however shall prevail sending postmark).

Art. 10. The cultural association "Il Cuscino di Stelle", disclaims any responsibility for disruption, loss, theft, damage that may occur during the sending of the competing works, and supplementary documentation.

Art. 11. a qualified jury will be established, which will draw up a merit list for each , during the public ceremony to be held in Pereto (AQ) probably Saturday 9 September 2017.

Art. 12. The prizes for the top 3 of the adult sections (Poetry, forced Poetry theme, Poetry both in the vernacular, and short fiction), will be in kind (ceramics of Castelli, in silver frames, copper accomplishments and books).

The winners of the sections A, B, C and D, will be decided by the total score of the jury and the prizes will be distributed as follows:

• 1st place, payment of the expense for the publication of a collection of poems or short stories (60 books) + Diploma;

• 2nd place, a weekend at the Garni "Round Lake" Marileva (TN) + Diploma;

• 3rd place, voucher offered by Ceramiche 2 EMME Carsoli (AQ) + Diploma;

• 4th place, voucher offered by Office Point of Carsoli (AQ) + Diploma.

Special section and prize "Comme 'na' ota" for the most beautiful poetry in Abruzzese dialect that is not among the top three classified in Section C.

The first three classified in the young categories E, F and G will receive vouchers, books and diplomas.

Art. 13. The score of the jury is mandatory.

Art. 14. The letterarie finaliste works will be published in an anthology.

Art. 15. Signing at the bottom of the registration form, you authorize the processing of personal data, declaring to know and accept, in all its parts, the rules of the contest, allowing the” Cultural Association” permission to publish poems and short stories, as written in the Regulation.

Art. 16. The presence to the awarding is compulsory, in case of impossibility to attend, you can delegate a person of trust (with written authorization and photocopy of the document).

However, in case of non-attendance, the prize WILL NOT BE SENT, and remain the property of the Association, which will reuse it for other initiatives.

Info: www.pietroiadeluca.it

Download the registration form