Franco Fossati Prize

AWARD "FRANCO FOSSATI" 2017
XXXII Cartoon Club
International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics
Rimini, July 2017

XXI NATIONAL COMPETITION
dedicated to the works of criticism and essays on comics
produced by Italian authors



Franco Fossati Foundation

The International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics Cartoon Club, in collaboration with the Franco Fossati Foundation and under the patronage of A.N.A.F.I. associations, Anonima Comics and Comic Strip Center "Andrea Pazienza", announces the twenty-first edition of the
AWARD "FRANCO FOSSATI"
dedicated to the works of criticism, history and essays on comics made by Italian authors and published in the 2016/17 biennium.

The works will be judged by a special jury consisting of five experts essayists, critics and journalists. The jury's final.

THE PRIZE
La giuria assegnerà all’autore dell’opera vincitrice il trofeo del Premio “Franco Fossati”. La premiazione avverrà a Rimini in occasione del festival Cartoon Club, nel pomeriggio di sabato 22 luglio 2017. L’editore del libro vincitore sarà premiato con la pubblicazione di una inserzione pubblicitaria dedicata al libro in questione sulle riviste specializzate Fumo di China (edita da Freecom) e Fumetto (edita da A.N.A.F.I.), oltre che sui siti internet, le newsletter e le pagine social network di tutti i soggetti collaboratori qui menzionati.
In addition, all participants volumes for the Prize will be published, with the cover, on the Cartoon Club 017 Festival catalog, the event on social channels and associations linked to the prize and will be announced through specific press releases.

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
. At the competition will put participate in works published in the period 2016/2017 in a self-publishing format (so no individual articles or essays in journals or collections; may instead contribute a volume that contains a whole collection of essays).
. The list of works enabled the Prize will be decided by a Scientific Committee made up of representatives of the Associations participating in the organization of the same prize; Then it will be up to individual publishers to accept or reject the "nomination" of their works.
. Ogni opera dovrà pervenire al Premio in 6 copie (una per giurato, più una per l’archivio di Wow Spazio Fumetto, il museo del fumetto creato a Milano dalla Fondazione Franco Fossati) entro e non oltre il 22 giugno 2017.
. They are not permitted works that have already participated in previous editions of the Prize.
. The authors will personally assume all liability for the content of their works.
. Participation in the competition implies unconditional acceptance of all the rules contained in this Regulation.

RULES FOR VOTING
. Each juror will give each book a score from 1.00 to 10.00 (with the ability to use up to two decimal places so as to provide a careful and considered judgment in every detail). The votes will then be collected and their average counted by the Secretary of the Prize.
. Each juror will abstain from voting for books and essays that have collaborated even in part (with an introduction, a preface, appendix, etc.). The mathematical average of the votes of these books will be of course counted on the basis of the number of jurors who have just voted.
. The titles of the five books that receive the highest votes will be communicated to the jury, who will discuss and comment along these books. At the end of this consultation, the jury again express a vote from 1.00 to 10.00, exclusively known to the jury of the prize, which will provide the final count and to determine the winner.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PRIZE
Secretariat Fossati Prize: Francesca Cevoli. Cell: 348.05363343;
francescacevoli@libero.it

TO SEND THE BOOKS
Cartoon Club
c / o ACLI Art Music and Entertainment
Att.ne Francesca Cevoli
via the western ring road, 58 - 47923 Rimini

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