An international journalism award called “Reporter Gourmet” has been created to reward the best contributions about Italian olive oil and its olive-growing heritage, and to promote its appeal more widely. Articles, short stories, videos, photography, short films and documentaries which through words or images help spread the word and promote the image and the knowledge of Italian olive oil heritage will be shortlisted and judged by a selected jury panel.

The Trevi Fountain

The panel will include Italian food and wine journalists such as Giuseppe Cerasa, editor in chief for Rome’s pages at Repubblica, Maurizio Pescari, a food and olive oil writer, Slawka Scarso, a food and communications consultant and teacher at LUISS Business School, Eleonora Cozzella, food writer at Espresso and Food & Wine, and many others.

Writers, journalists, video makers and photographers from anywhere can submit their works. The works must have been published or broadcast online, offline, on the radio or on TV between May 1 2013 and August 30, 2014. Submissions must be sent by September 15, 2014, together with the author’s resume and a translation into Italian or English if written or spoken in another language.

Press releases, event announcements and articles and videos not strictly concerning the history, culture, tradition and the environment of Italian olive oil will not be accepted.

Entering the competition is completely free, and the full terms and conditions and entry form (in Italian) can be found at the City of Trevi website.

Beside the journalism award, there will also be a special section of the competition dedicated to students at Italian journalism schools and a special prize for articles or works about the Umbria region.

The jury’s decision will be announced on the November 2, 2014 in Trevi, a small town near Perugia famous for its olive oil, during a stop of the Girolio d’Italia.

The Reporter Gourmet award was created by the Trevi municipality and the National Association Città dell’Olio with the support of the Regione Umbria, the Provincial Authority and the Chamber of Commerce of Perugia.

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