“This prize rewards those who write
living stories, and who, through writing
that is never demeaned by sermonising
entrusts to beauty all that has value,
responding to the vision of children,
to their exacting and timid curiosity,
to their silent,
at times cantankerous
need and desire for words.”
This previously unpublished poem by Roberto Piumini opens the events devoted to the first edition of the Premio Campiello Junior, which came about through the partnership between the Pirelli Libraries and the Premio Campiello.
The real protagonists will be young readers from all over Italy, who will be called upon to choose the winner: a popular jury consisting of 160 children aged 10 to 14, who will have the task of selecting the best book of fiction or poetry from the three finalists chosen by a technical jury.
Primary and lower-secondary school educators and teachers are invited to the presentation of the programme of events involving young people in the jury of readers. The event will take place online on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 5.30 p.m. During the meeting you will be able to see how to propose young people as candidates and learn about the educational initiatives – put on by the Pirelli Foundation in collaboration with the Campiello – that will accompany young readers on this adventure, also in the first months of 2022.
Antonio Calabrò, director of the Pirelli Foundation
Michela Possamai, IUSVE teacher and member of the Premio Campiello Junior Jury
Stefania Zuccolotto, member of the Management Committee of the Premio Campiello with responsibility for Campiello Junior
The booking system is available on this page. A link will be subsequently sent for connection on the Microsoft Teams platform.
We look forward to seeing you