Accenti Magazine Awards 2014

Montreal, September, 2014

 


Terri Favro, the 2014 grand prize winner of the Accenti Writing Contest, receives her award from Accenti publisher Domenic Cusmano

The winners of the annual Accenti writing and photo contests were announced on May 5, 2014 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal. The awards ceremony was held as part of the 16th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival and the 15th Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, hosted by radio and TV personality Marianna Simeone.

 

The grand prize winner of the Accenti Photo Competition and recipient of the $1000 prize is Giorgio Tinelli of Toronto, Canada, for his photo Lights of Bari Vecchia. Cristina Pepe of Vancouver won second prize ($250) for her photo Sbandieratori and Nora McNichol of Ottawa won third prize ($100) for her photo Gelateria Limone. The judges were Loredana Bacchi, Sandra Morellato, Raynald Murphy and Egidio Vincelli.

 

The grand prize winner of the Accenti Writing Contest and the recipient of the $1000 prize is Terri Favro of Toronto for her story “Queen of the Majorettes.” Darlene Madott of Toronto won second prize ($250) for “Touching Calabria.” Anna Mongibello of Napoli/Toronto won third prize ($100) for “Ithaca.” The judges were Nuala Ni Conchuir and Delia De Santis. The first-round reading committee included Ken Scambray, Silvia Caporale, Luigi Monteferrante, Nora Martin, Alexis Chouan and Giulia De Gasperi.

 

The 2014 Accenti Magazine Awards were made possible thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal, Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Member of Parliament for St-Leonard/St-Michel Massimo Pacetti, Accenti Magazine Foundation and Blue Metropolis Foundation.

 

This year’s winning stories appear in the newly released volume Conspicuous Accents: Accenti Magazine’s Finest Stories of the First 10 Years, edited by Licia Canton.

 

 

Montreal, May 2, 2014

 

Accenti Writing Contest

 

Grand Prize Winner
"Queen of the Majorettes" by Terri Favro (Toronto, Canada)

 

Second Prize Winner
"Touching Calabria (A Short Story in Little Time)" by Darlene Madott (Toronto, Canada)

 

Third Prize Winner
"Ithaca" by Anna Mongibello (Naples, Italy)

 

Accenti Photo Competition

 

Grand Prize Winner
"Lights of Bari Vecchia" by Giorgio Tinelli (Toronto, Canada)

 

Second Prize Winner
"Sbandieratore" by Cristina Pepe (Vancouver, Canada)

 

Third Prize Winner
"Gelateria Limone" by Nora McNichol (Ottawa, Canada)

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