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Entries Open for 6th Ranieri Filo Della Torre Literary Prize

May. 23, 2022
Ylenia Granitto

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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.- Loriana Abbruzzetti, pres­i­dent, Pandolea

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.

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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:

Poetry

  • Bruno Fiorentini, The song of the olive tree”
  • Nerina Poggese, Of stones and labors”
  • Vincenzo Cerasuolo, Ll’arbere d’aulive”

Fiction

  • Rosanna Quagliarello, Eggplants for break­fast”
  • Giuliana Bardelli, The leg­end of the elf of the story”
  • Alberto Favaro A pack­age for you” and Nicoletta Morbioli Yellow gold”

Science

  • Michela Lupo, Application of in-vitro cul­ture for osmotin over­pro­duc­tion in olive tree plants: mol­e­c­u­lar char­ac­ter­i­za­tion and poten­tial uses”
  • Amelia D’Alessio, New hori­zons of NMR spec­troscopy in the analy­sis of the qual­ity and authen­tic­ity of extra vir­gin olive oil”
  • Enrico Ortenzi High-den­sity olive tree archi­tec­ture: com­puter mod­els”

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