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Concorso fotografico “La Divina Commedia in una foto”



Concorso fotografico “La Divina Commedia in una foto”

2021 marks 700 years from Dante Alighieri’s death and March 25 has been chosen as the Dante Day, a day entirely dedicated to the “Supreme Poet”. To celebrate this special occasion, the Italian Embassy in Nicosia invites you to participate in the photo contest “The Divine Comedy in a Picture”. 3 copies of the audiobook “From the Dark Forest to Paradise” available.

Contestants should take a picture in Cyprus inspired by the lines, characters, places and vibes of one of the following tercets from the Divine Comedy:

· “Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost" (Inferno, Canto I)

· "Who is this that without death goes through the kingdom of the people dead?" (Inferno, Canto VIII)

· “We mounted up, he first and I the second, ⁠till I beheld through a round aperture some of those beauteous things which Heaven doth bear; Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars”⁠ (Inferno, Canto XXXIV)

· “The dawn was vanquishing the matin hour which fled before it, so that from afar I recognized the trembling of the sea” (Purgatory, Canto I)

· “And he to me: "This mount is such, that ever at the beginning down below 'tis tiresome, and aye the more one climbs, the less it hurts” (Purgatory, Canto IV)

· “And then in manner of the little flame, which followeth the fire where'er it shifts, after the spirit followeth its new form” (Purgatory, Canto XXV)

· “The glory of Him who moveth everything doth penetrate the universe, and shine in one part more and in another less” (Paradise, Canto I)

· “For in her eyes was burning such a smile that with mine own methought I touched the bottom both of my grace and of my Paradise!” (Paradise, Canto XV)

· “Here vigour failed the lofty fantasy: but now was turning my desire and will, even as a wheel that equally is moved, the Love which moves the sun and the other stars” (Paradise, Canto XXXIII)

Pictures must be sent at by March 14, specifying the chosen tercet. They will be shared on the Embassy’s social medias from the 16th to the 23rd of March and the authors of the three most liked pictures will win a copy of the audiobook “From the Dark Forest to Paradise”. The winners will be announced on our social media accounts on March 25th, that is the Dante Day, and contacted via email. Prizes can either be collected from March 26th at the Italian Embassy in Nicosia or be posted to you (this option is only available within Cyprus).

The contest is free and open to all people resident in Cyprus.

The pictures shall not contain any writings, logos, symbols or other distinctive marks related to a business. The images must not show any data classifiable as sensitive. Any picture which does not comply with the requirements indicated in the rules, actually or potentially contrary to public morality, vulgar, offensive, inappropriate, damaging to human and social rights, or violating copyright or any other third-party rights will be uncontestably rejected by decision of the promoting institution and will therefore lose the right to obtain the prize.

Please note that the personal data shared by the contestants will be used for the activities within the institutional scope of the Italian Embassy in Cyprus. The pictures will remain an exclusive property of the author, who authorizes their use for online promotion purposes and any other means of communication linked to the contest itself.

In compliance with EU Regulation 2016/679, the contestant must inform any person portrayed in the picture and receive their consent for its distribution.