The day 7 October to Villa Olmo has closed the 4th edition of premiocittadicomo.
As in past also this year there was a considerable effort but the results, in terms of numbers and achievements, They have arrived.
The main objective is to conduct this event in full freedom and autonomy, aware that the force comes from a consensus which requires us to continue.
Maybe organizing stimulating encounters like that of June with Englaro and Mina Welbi on bioethical issues with large crowds or previous Aldo Cazzullo.
The numbers: we have gone from 1300 first, 1500 in second, 1700 in the third and 2100 Participants in the fourth edition.
The participants are all written on the award website.
I know that all activities are subject to ups and downs, but this is an incentive to try to do well knowing that no future if you invent something new.
The quality of the works?
For me it all works, or at least almost everything is an expression of creativity is worthy of utmost respect and then all the works are quality.
Then the evaluation depends on various factors and is always subjective anyway.
As a literary prizes there are so many, but this is because there are many people who writes and the prizes are often a possibility of gratification in a world like that publishing, which is otherwise stingy.
The awards can implement creativity 'own and others' and a prize gains credibility, It becomes more prestigious and more participants and the finalists will buy.
Prizes are not a business, They do not need to achieve a gain and trouble if the guiding principle was such. Standing alone it, but only this.
This award in particular has so far been well received because it is organized well even though some things have to be improved, because it has a sparkling jury and a reading committee also formed by professionals of reading and because its container the city of Como with its tourist appeal.
The award is one of the events that promotes Como and I say this without boasting, it does all over the world saw that the writings came from several parts of the world.
Como is much improved but I hope to provincialism patina that still remains even through cultural tourism increasingly becoming diluted in the lake.
Once again I thank the distinguished members of the jury, the reading committee, the authorities intervened, The honorary committee, the hotels and the prize sponsors and the supporters, all participants congratulating all of them so that everyone who is dedicated to a creative work implements how much beauty there is in this world and so it is worthy of respect, although unfortunately the recognition no chance for everyone.