The Sydney Institute launches a competition for Italian language students to recite Dante in a short video.
On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney has decided to launch a competition reserved for Italian students from the Universities of NSW, ACT, Queensland and New Zealand and all students on the Institute’s Italian language courses.
The competition is entitled RecitaDante 2021: candidates are asked to produce a short video in which they will recite one to three tercets of their choice taken from the ‘Divine Comedy’. Each participating student must also complete the sentence ‘I like Dante because…’ and explain the reason for their choice of tercet.
The Italian Cultural Institute will select the videos to be awarded prizes and those to be included in a single final video that will then be published on the Institute’s social channels to celebrate Dante’s anniversary.
The three winning students will receive a voucher worth $ 2,000, $ 1,500 and $ 1,000 (first, second and third prize) respectively, to be spent on purchasing a return air ticket to Italy.
The deadline for submitting videos is 4 October 2021.
The winners will be announced during the XXI Week of the Italian Language in the World, which will take place between 18 and 23 October 2021.
To download the full announcement for the competition click HERE.