CALL FOR COMPETITION
"Novello Prize" 2024
International Prize for humor and satire of morality
Elena Verdelli "Caliceddi" - Artistic Director
Stefano Massaro - Director of Communication
The ninth edition of the International Prize for Humor and Costume Satire "Premio Novello", promoted by the Municipality of Codogno with the support of public and private entities, is announced. The Award Secretariat is based at the Codogno Municipality - Education and Culture Service, Viale Gandoldi, 6 - 26845 Codogno (LO).
• Phone: +39 0377/314234
• E-mail: email@example.com
• Website: www.premionovello.com
Theme of the Contest
The theme chosen for this ninth edition is "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE".
Authors should submit works related to this theme in its various facets, offering a personal, satirical and humorous view of it.
Since this is a highly topical subject of controversial debate, the commission leaves full freedom of expression to the artist, as long as the work does not present a political and/or offensive character, nor does it show references contrary to the common sense of decency. This judgment will remain at the sole and unquestionable discretion of the judging panel.
Works must correspond to the founding spirit of the Prize, namely humor and satire of manners. Works of political satire are not allowed.
Who the Contest is aimed at
Participation is open to professional and non-professional artists of any age and is divided into two categories:
• Junior (participants under the age of 18)
• Senior (participants aged 18 and older).
In the case of a minor contestant, the approval of the parents or whoever. They take their place in a dedicated form at the time of registration and prior to the award 8in case of victory).
Each artist may submit No. 1 work only, which must be unpublished and, therefore, not have already been awarded or presented in other competitions. Works that have not been published in any kind of periodical or any printed publication, nor exhibited in other exhibitions or published on the web are considered as such. In this regard, applicants are responsible for the originality of the submitted work, must guarantee its authorship and release the organizers from any resulting liability.
It is understood that, in the event of subsequent verification by the organizing body, if it emerges that works submitted are already published, the Board will intervene with the automatic exclusion of them from the competition.
Works, format and submission
Works may be created with any technique and may contain text.
Works must be submitted through the appropriate form available at www.premionovello.com (after registration), by the date of April 30, 2024 and with the following technical characteristics:
- Size: A4 (21x29.7 cm)
- Resolution: 150 Dpi
- File format: JPG
- Maximum file weight: 5 Mb
No other submission formats are allowed.
Winners of the Contest - Method of awarding prizes
The Jury consists of professionals from the world of comics and humorous cartooning, publishing, social media, and contemporary art heritage management.
The Jury will identify the following winners:
- Senior First Prize, with recognition of € 1,500
- Junior First Prize, with recognition of € 1,500
- Second Senior Prize, with recognition of € 750
- Second Junior Prize, with recognition of € 750
- Third Senior Prize, with recognition of € 500
- Third Junior Prize, with recognition of € 500
In addition to the following Special Mentions:
- Senior Audience Award
- Junior Audience Award
- Critics' Prize
In addition, the winners and the special mention in the Junior category will be given a space, named "Il Novellino" in Tarantasio, the bimonthly insert dedicated to young people of "Il Cittadino," daily newspaper of Lodi and province.
All the works that the jury will admit to participate in the contest will be visible on the website www.premionovello.com and can be voted by the public from the day 09/05/2024 to the day 09/09/2024 inclusive, upon registration of the voting user to the appropriate form, with the following data: "first name," "last name," "email," as well as any other information. The user will only be able to cast one vote for each vignette.
The popular vote will contribute 20% of the final vote. The Jury vote will account for 80% of the final judgment. Winners will be contacted by phone and e-mail by the Organizing Secretariat, which will provide all details. Winners will be required to supplement their application with the production of personal identification documents, brief personal presentation and a photograph.
The award ceremony will be held on November 16, 2024 in Codogno. Location and times will be communicated to the winners at a later date in the press and web channels of the Prize. An exhibition of the best works in the competition will be set up for the occasion. From the same date, a digital catalog of the competing works will be downloadable from www.premionovello.com.
Rights to the works
The works received will become part of the general archive of the Prize: they may be used for promotional purposes of the Prize itself, i.e. of the cultural activities of the Municipality of Codogno in any public and proven media (magazines, newspapers, books, social, web, etc.) in Italy or abroad. The Municipality of Codogno undertakes to always cite the legitimate author.
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