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Lucca Project Contest – Giovanni Martinelli Prize



Lucca Project Contest – Giovanni Martinelli Prize

lucca crea 1Exhibition of works by the winners of the “Lucca Comics & Games“ Competition

Every year the Italian language is celebrated worldwide during the Week of Italian Language in the World, an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation which in 2020 has reached its 20th edition. The theme of the 2020 edition was Italian between words and images: graffiti, illustrations, comics.

One of the initiatives organized for this annual event was the exhibition of the winners of the Lucca Project Contest 2020, which has already taken place at the Italian Cultural Institute, the University of Sydney and the Victoria University in Wellington (NZ).

The Lucca Project Contest is a national competition open to aspiring comic book authors, organized by Lucca Comics & Games, and now in its 16th year. Every year,lucca crea 6 about 200 young authors submit their projects to a jury composed by comics professionals who will choose among them 15 finalists. The winning project will be officially published by Edizioni BD, publishing partner of the Project Contest. Most of the previous Project Contest winners and finalists are now established professionals. Over the years, the Project Contest has established itself as a privileged observation point on the state of the art of young Italian creativity, and therefore on the state of health of Italian comics in general.

In 2020 Lucca Crea has established a collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and thanks to this collaboration the exhibition will be circulated within the Italian diplomatic-consular network, which will in turn make it available to all universities and foreign institutions where Italian is taught who will request it.

The exhibition at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow will be inaugurated on the 15th of May 2021, and the works will remain on display until the 29th of May 2021.

Free entry. 


Date: Da Saturday, May 15, 2021 a Saturday, May 29, 2021

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Fraternity Club

Entrance : Free


Fraternity Club, 11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow