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 Accenti Magazine Awards 2013Winners Announced

Montreal, May 8, 2013 - Winners of the annual writing and photo contests were announced at the Italian Cultural Institute during the Accenti Magazine Awards, an event of the 15th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. Presented by Publisher Domenic Cusmano, the 2013 Awards featured the winners of the eighth writing contest and of the sixth photo competition, “Capture an Italian Moment.”

            The winner of the Accenti Photo Competition and the recipient of the $1000 prize is Federico Bonfanti of London, United Kingdom, with his photo “Calcio di Strada.” Antonino Lombardo of Trapani, Italy, won second prize ($250) for his photo “Old Lady Making Couscous.” Alice Filippazzo of Milan won third prize ($100) for her photo “Losing One's Daughter.” The judges were Elizabeth Cinello, Giuseppe Di Leo, Robert Norton and Juliana Pivato.

The winner of the Accenti Writing Contest and the recipient of the $1000 prize is Andrew Foster of Tucson, United States, with his entry “Black Friday Sales Event Master.” Shereen Tadros of London, United Kingdom won second prize ($250) with “Lighter than Love.” Ken Elkes of Bristol, United Kingdom, won third prize ($100) for “Parallel Lines.” The judges were George Elliott Clarke and Guy Rodgers. The reading committee included Terri Favro, Venera Fazio, Maria Ierfino, Michael Mirolla, Jeffrey Parent and Maria Cristina Seccia.

The 2013 Accenti Magazine Awards were made possible by the Accenti Magazine Foundation; Darlene Madott – author of the recently published STATIONS OF THE HEART (Exile Editions) and author of the Bressani award-winning MAKING OLIVES AND OTHER FAMILY SECRETS (Longbridge Books); Angela Gentile, president of MegaCentre Montreal (; Member of Parliament for St-Leonard St-Michel Massimo Pacetti, and the Blue Metropolis Festival Foundation.
Look for the prize winning stories and photos in forthcoming issues of Accenti Magazine and Accenti Online. For details about the Accenti contests, visit Follow us on Facebook: Annual Accenti Magazine Writing Contest/Photo Competition.

About Accenti Magazine: Founded in 2002, Accenti Magazine brings together readers and writers around the idea of shared cultural experience and heritage, to encourage creative expression and celebrate common cultural values. An independent voice, Accenti provides a platform for aspiring writers and photographers.



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