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Self-storytelling as a means to create connection with the Others. The deadline of the Contest ‘Di.M.Mi. Multimedia Migrant Diaries of Migrant Stories’ was postponed to May 20th 2019.

The contest was launched for the 35th edition of Pieve Award ‘Saverio Tutino’ and it is promoted by the ‘Archivio Diaristico Nazionale’.

The current edition is part of the project called ‘DIMMI Multimedia Migrant Diaries of Migrant Stories’, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and managed by the non-profit association Un Ponte Per… It sees the participation of 47 partners, including NGOs, cultural organisations, towns and Regions. The main objectives of this initiative are promoting a new narrative on migrations and fostering the collection and preservation of stories.

The contest – ‘Multimedia Migrant Diaries’ is a national contest first launched in 2012 by the Region of Tuscany and was aimed to collect and promote stories, with a focus on stories of foreign people who were living or had lived in Italy and in the Republic of San Marino. So far, after only 3 editions, this project has allowed the collection of more than 220 migrant stories. Diari Multimediali Migranti è un concorso nazionale nato nel 2012 su iniziativa di Regione Toscana con l’intento di raccogliere e valorizzare le storie delle persone di origine o provenienza straniera che vivono o hanno vissuto in Italia e nella Repubblica di San Marino. Un’iniziativa che finora – grazie alle prime tre edizioni del concorso – ha permesso di raccogliere oltre 220 narrazioni migranti.

Eligible works – The first 150 works received by April 30th will be admitted to the contest. Unpublished and autobiographical stories. Beyond words, authors can use photos, pictures, e-mails, letters, drawings, postcards, videos, music or songs. Saranno ammesse al concorso le prime 150 opere pervenute entro la data del 20 maggio, come previsto dalla proroga. Racconti di sé, inediti e strettamente autobiografici. Oltre ad utilizzare la forma scritta, gli autori potranno narrarsi anche attraverso fotografie, immagini, e-mail, lettere e disegni, cartoline, video o musica.

Selection and awards – A Scientific Board, with members coming from several organisations, will be in charge of evaluating and admitting the first 150 works to the Contest. All selected stories will be part of the archive ‘Multimedia Migrant Diaries’ managed by the ‘Archivio Diaristico Nazionale’ in Pieve Santo Stefano.

The Board will then select one or more works to be awarded in one of the following two categories: authors under the age of 21 when sending their story; authors older than 21. The selected works will be collected in a book and published by Terre di Mezzo Editore. The winning works will be announced during the 35th edition of Pieve Award ‘Saverio Tutino’ which will be held in Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo, in September 2019.

To receive the latest updates on DIMMI 2019 Contest, you can follow the Facebook page DIMMI Migrant Stories and the Instagram profile @StorieMigranti. Further information on the project and the contest are available on the official website: www.dimmidistoriemigranti.it

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