Montreal, May 26, 2020 – Publisher Domenic Cusmano and Editor-in-chief Licia Canton are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Accenti Writing and Photo contests, as well as the winners of the Popular Vote for both contests.
The winner of the Accenti Photo Contest and recipient of the $1000 Grand Prize is Giuseppe Cardoni (Perugia, Italy) for his photo “Piazza Navona.” The three other finalists each receive $100: Maria Cristina Campi (Bologna, Italy) for her photo “Circolo Ricreativo,” Robert Norton (Mississauga, Canada) for his photo “Artistes,” and Alain Schroeder (Brussels, Belgium) for his photo “Venice in the Fog.” The judges were Trina Costantini-Powell, Alvaro de la Fuente, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, and Christine Sansalone.
Robert Norton is also the winner of the “Popular Vote” with 167 votes, as chosen by Accenti Readers, for his photo “Artistes” (see photos and final vote count here).
The winner of the Accenti Writing Contest and recipient of the $1000 Grand Prize is Robert Prescott-Allen (Victoria, Canada) for his story “La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death.” The three other finalists each receive $100: Krister Axel (Ashland, U.S.A.) for “Drunk Promises Are Hard to Keep,” V.J. Hamilton (Toronto, Canada) for “Rows and Rows,” and Silvia Falsaperla (Toronto, Canada) for “A Crowded Bus on Kennedy Boulevard.” The judge was Nino Ricci and the reading committee was comprised of John Calabro, Mirko Casagranda, Josie Di Sciasco-Andrews, and Rebecca Morris.
Silvia Falsaperla and V. J. Hamilton are also co-winners of the “Popular Vote” with 16 votes each, as chosen by Accenti Readers (see final vote count and read the stories here).
Congratulations to all the winners!
All winning stories and photos appear or will appear in Accenti Online. Giuseppe Cardoni’s photo “Piazza Navona” and Robert Prescott-Allen’s story “La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death” also appear in the special print issue of Accenti, Spring 2020. (Order your free copy here, offer expires August 1, 2020.) Winning stories from past Accenti writing contests appear in the volume Conspicuous Accents: Accenti Magazine’s Finest Stories of the First 10 Years, edited by Licia Canton, available here.
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About Accenti Magazine: Founded in 2002, Accenti’s mission is to document the evolution of the Italian-Canadian experience and to foster and disseminate its expression through the publication of literary and creative works. Accenti also aims to act as a conduit for dialogue among its readers and writers.