Closure of the invitation to participate in our Prize provided the occasion for announcing the new chairman of the Gambrinus Giuseppe Mazzotti Literary Prize, elected on Tuesday 25 May during the first meeting of the new Management Committee.

Pier Francesco Ghetti will take the place of Roberto De Martin and remain in office until 2023. Ecologist and hydrobiologist, former Rector of Venice Ca’ Foscari University and Chair of the Centro internazionale Civiltà dell’Acqua, he is director of the Cà Foscari University Environmental Sciences Department.

Ghetti has a long-standing relationship with the Prize.  He won the XI edition in 1993 in the Ecology – Landscape section, with his book Manuale per la difesa dei fiumi, published by the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation, and he was also a member of the Prize Jury for some years.