Universum International Literary Award 2019 – deadline 31.01.2019

Communications Dpt. Awards


COMPETITION RULES

1) The 2019 XX Edition Universum International Literary Award is open to Writers of any nationality, wherever residing. Both published and unpublished works in Italian are accepted. Works in foreign languages must be accompanied by translations in Italian.      

2) The competition is divided into 6 sections:

A) Poem on any subject
B) Poem on a Religious theme
C) Unpublished Narrative, Essays, Novel
D) Published book of poems
E) Published book: Narrative, Essays, Novel
F) Special Letizia Ruberto section, poem themed on: “Children: the future of humanity”

Section A
Up to 3 poems on any subject, 35 typewritten verses maximum on A4 paper (one poem only per sheet) in two copies, one copy of which containing personal details, complete address, phone number and email. Entry fee: 20 euros. Foreign authors must attach an Italian translation. The poems may be emailed to: premiouniversum@universumacademy.eu

Section B
Up to 3 poems on Religious themes, 35 typewritten verses maximum on A4 paper (one poem only per sheet) in two copies, one copy of which containing personal details, complete address, phone number and email. Entry fee: 20 euros. Foreign authors must attach an Italian translation. The poems may be emailed to: premiouniversum@universumacademy.eu

Section C
Unpublished story, 10 typewritten pages maximum in 3 copies, one of which containing personal data, complete address, phone number and email. Entry fee: 20 euros. Foreign authors must attach an Italian translation.

Section D
Three copies of a book of poems published in the last 10 years. One copy containing address, phone number, email and handwritten signature. Entry fee: 20 Euros.
  
Section E

Three copies of a book (Narrative, Essays, Novels) published in the last 10 years. One copy containing address, phone number, email and handwritten signature. Entry fee: 20 Euros.

Section F (Special Letizia Ruberto Section)
One poem only themed on: “Children: the future of humanity”, 35 typewritten verses maximum on A4 paper in two copies, one copy of which containing personal details, complete address, phone number and email. Participation is free of charge The poem may be emailed to: premiouniversum@universumacademy.eu


Submission of entries:

3) The deadline is January 31st 2019.
Section A – B – F poems may also be sent via email to: premiouniversum@universumacademy.eu
Entries for the other sections must be sent to our postal address as follows:

Universum Academy Switzerland – Casella Postale 416, CH – 6962 Viganello (Svizzera)

together with completed Competition Entry Form and photostat copy of payment. The documents may all be sent as email attachments in Word or PDF formats. Participation in different sections is allowed paying the corresponding entry fee for each additional section.

Please facilitate administration by sending your works in well ahead of the deadline. Thank you.

4) Entry fees are to be payed on:

Post Office Current Account Number  1 0 1 9 8 5 2 5 1 4  held by:
Universum Academy – Casella Postale 26, 22018 Porlezza – Como, 
 IBAN:
IT-83-F-07601-10900-001019852514

5) The formal prize-giving ceremony is on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 starting 10.00 am at the Gran Hotel Adriatico in Montesilvano (Pescara). All the participants will receive the final results of the competition and an invitation to the Award Ceremony.

6) Awards:
The first 3 winners of each section will receive Awards.
1st classified of each section: 24k gold Plaque and Diploma
2nd and 3rd classified of each section: Plaque and Diploma
Special Letizia Ruberto section a single 24k gold Plaque and Diploma offered by the Ruberto Family.

7) 6 Special Awards will also be conferred:
International University of Peace Plaque
Universum Switzerland Presidency Plaque
Federazione delle Associazioni Culturali Europee (F.A.C.E.) Plaque
Avis Plaque
Judging Panel’s Plaque
Federal President’s Cup

8) The personal presence of the first three classified of each section and the winners of the Special Awards is requested. Delegating is in no way permitted. Other competitors unable to attend may have their Diploma collected through written authorisation, Judging Panel and Universum International Presidency Members excluded. One written authorisation only is allowed per person.

9) No Award will be posted so please don’t ask!

10) The Authors are legally responsible for their texts in the event of plagiarism.

11)
 Competition participation implies full acceptance of the above Rules.

12) Competition Rules and Entry Form may be downloaded from our websitewww.universumacademy.eu

Further information may be requested phoning 0041.76.206.77.59 (WhatsApp) during office hours (10.00-13.00 / 16.00-19.00) or by email to: premiouniversum@universumacademy.eu
A copy of these Competition Rules and Entry Form to be completed and attached may also be requested at the same email above.

Thank you in advance to all who publicize this extraordinary initiative.

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