10 May was the closing date for taking part with a literary work in the 2021 XXXIX Edition of the Gambrinus Giuseppe Mazzotti Literary Prize.

The huge participation in this year’s edition, 165 volumes submitted by 73 publishers, is an important sign that things are getting back to normal after the pandemic, which did not stop the Prize activities and the celebration of the 2020 edition. An excellent result, exceeded only by the 2016 edition (with a total of 186 volumes) that demonstrates the amount of interest in the issues linked to the multi-faceted vision of Giuseppe Mazzotti, which inspires the Prize dedicated to him.

The works received are distributed fairly evenly over the three sections competing this year: 52 for ‘Mountains: Culture and Civilisation’, 63 for ‘Exploration – Travel’ and 50 for ‘Window on the Triveneto Region.

The Jury called to examine the works comprises Margherita Azzi Visentini, Salvatore Giannella, Alessandro Vanoli, Alessandro Giorgetta and Domenico Luciani, who are joined this year by Benedetta Castiglioni, associate professor of Geography in the Padua University Department of History, Geography and Ancient History and for many years involved in research into the relationship between landscape and society, and Paola Gigliotti, lecturer in Sport and the Environment at Perugia University and competition doctor for the most important national and international summer and winter sports events held in Hochpustertal.

The Jury’s verdict will arrive at the end of October and the award ceremony will be held at Treviso, hopefully with everyone physically present.