The fifth Ranieri Filo della Torre literary prize culminated in an award ceremony at the Confagricoltura headquarters in Rome on March 25.
Entries are open for the next edition of the event founded by Pandolea, a non-profit women’s organization that brings together producers of high-quality extra virgin olive oil and professionals in the olive oil sector.
After last year’s break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was very important and meaningful to get together again. And above all, the participants… helped create a beautiful and heartfelt happening.
“The olive tree and olive oil have always been a source of inspiration for artists and writers,” Loriana Abbruzzetti, Pandolea’s president, told Olive Oil Times.
“Some years ago, we dedicated this award to Ranieri Filo della Torre, a significant figure in our sector, who was passionate about art and culture,” she added. “Now, we are proud to see that the interest in the culture of olive oil and olive farming is increasingly growing.”See Also:An Art Exhibition Among the Olive Trees in Umbria
Serving as a general director of the Italian association of olive oil producers, Unaprol, Filo della Torre indeed left his mark, contributing to the improvement of the Italian olive growing industry with commitment and passion.
“This edition, following a positive trend that began a few years ago, was characterized by a great participation,” Abbruzzetti said.
“After last year’s break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was very important and meaningful to get together again,” she added. “And above all, the participants, with the high level of their works, helped create a beautiful and heartfelt happening.”
Abdellatif Ghedira, the executive director of the International Olive Council, opened the award event, which saw the participation of several authorities in the olive oil sector, with a speech.
Among the participants were members of the committee who evaluated the scientific papers.
Alongside them, a board of cultural experts selected the winners – who were awarded paintings by a group of Italian artists – in the categories of poetry and short stories from more than 70 authors.
The best works were included in the anthology A drizzle of oil, published by La Ruota Editrice.
“The live stream on our social platforms allowed us to share the event with a worldwide audience,” Abbruzzetti said. “In particular, there was great appreciation for the readings of the winning works by the talented student actors of the cultural association Il Teatro di Alice.”
“Now, we invite you to stay tuned for the next edition, the call for applications and enjoy with us the beauty of the olive oil and olive tree culture,” she concluded.
The winners of the Ranieri Filo della Torre international literary prize are listed below: