Students will have the chance to write a composition in Italian using the technique of Erasure (or ‘Black Out’ ) Poetry.
On the occasion of the 22nd Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington and the Embassy of Italy call for a contest for middle school and high school students of the Italian language in the United States.
This year’s theme is ‘L’italiano e i giovani. Come scusa? Non ti followo’”. Considering the focus not only on youth but also on how language interacts with digital tools, the contest concentrates on erasure (or black out) poetry, a literary and visual art form popular on social media. Students are requested to use this technique to compose a poem in Italian on a topic of their choice, either individually or in a group.
Discover more on the contest and how to apply here.
The award ceremony will take place in presence and online on October 19th, 2022.
The Deadline to submit the applications is October 5, 2022.