Gist Travel Stories Award: here are the winners of the first edition -

Gist Travel Stories Award: here are the winners of the first edition –




Antichi languages ​​and New Contaminations of the tourist story

October 18 – Literary Café – Oval Lingotto Fairs

The 23rd edition of the Turin International Book Fair. A very successful edition with the public as evidence of a cultural ferment that has not died out after these difficult years but on the contrary is increasingly present. Among the events of the last day there was also the awarding of the winners of the first edition of the Literary Gist Travel Stories Award.

Cinzia Galletto, President of the Award – “Happy and satisfied with this first edition of the Literary Prize which has had the privilege of being hosted in what, thanks to the results of this edition, has graduated as the most important International Fair dedicated to publishing. The participation of the candidates was of the highest quality. The interventions of the winners, each for a category dedicated to a sense of touch, sight, hearing, and the jurors enlivened the living room with high-level content of great interest for the audience ”.

Cinzia GallettoPresident and creator of the Award, opened the event and after having brought greetings from Sabrina Talarico President of Gistintroduced the concept of the award dedicated to travel narratives which in recent years have undergone profound transformations in languages ​​and communication channels.

Communication that today more than ever is declined through the senses, which become the three categories of the award: TOUCH, SIGHT, HEARING. Channels through which we perceive travel stories and stories that in a different way point to emotions through each of our senses. There PRINTED PAPER for TOUCH, RADIO and PODCASTS for Hearing AND SOCIAL and WEB CHANNELS for VISUAL LANGUAGE.

The journey is as if it dematerialized and from the printed paper passes into sight and sound. Senses and emotions change the languages ​​that make us travel, even when moving around the world becomes difficult…. because, perhaps even more in these times, the desire and desire to travel, even if only with the imagination, increase.

Three prizes for three categories: Hearing, Touch, Sight.

Given the many relevant and quality nominations received, the jury’s task was not easy in choosing the three winners.

For theHearingrepresented in the logo of Kiki Guindani from the waves, radio and podcasts, it was awarded Maurizio Di Maggio, Radio Montecarlowith its transmission “Di Maggio always traveling”.

Historical conductor and disk jockey, Di Maggio (in the photo on the left) with seriousness and joy continued even during the lockdown to bring messages of freedom and discoveries even behind the house: this is how proximity travel has become the focus of many programs . This was presented by the journalist Dario Bragaglia who told Di Maggio from the beginning to today with a lot of verve.

Other interesting candidates were mentioned such as the podcast of the Tourist Office of Flanders, Italian itineraries by Daniela Minicucci of Radio RaiPlay and the now cult broadcast by Claudio Agostoni, On the Road, Radio Popolare.

For the section Touch where there were books, reportage from printed magazines and series, the introspective book La Mountain Inside was chosen, by Hervé Barmasse, and. The third which tells of the relationship with the mountain and the respect it requires. Carmen Rolle, a journalist very attached to the press, presented him in his most private side. “A book that is not new but has reached its tenth edition in 2021. A song to the mountains, to the Matterhorn, in an intimate and emotional key. In his autobiography, Hervé Barmasse speaks without the protection of the great climber ”. The author attended via a greeting video.

Many applications Tact, all deserving. It was difficult to choose between photo books and reportage, like the book by Marco Casiraghi Greece: Islands. A story in pictures and that of Maria Teresa Montaruli I wanted the bicycle, finished second in the ranking.

By section Vista Claudio Pelizzeni con @TripTherapypresented by Elizabeth Pina who had also nominated him by finding him among the many IG profiles.

Claudio Pelizzeni @TripTherapy,

On his Instagram channel he talks about the sustainable and experiential journey and stands out for his ability to convey a positive and profound message by sharing his dreams with the public.

A radical change of life that of Claudio, who like many dream, has left his permanent position in the bank to find his way. And he has done so much with books, images, videos. For this category it was particularly difficult to choose because the projects were so many, transversal and articulated.

Among the nominations also voted Safar di Carla by Carla Diamanti, an innovative project that brings the journey into the home.

A special mention a Misunderstood by Francesca Barbieri. Social media marketing expert, blogger and traveler, Francesca passed away on April 2nd. Since the diagnosis of the disease she had decided to go around the world to raise funds for breast cancer research. Unfortunately, however, her journey was interrupted before finishing it. But Francesca continues to be there and to send her message with the book Live each day as if it were the first (Piemme) and with the fundraising for Airc launched with the hashtag #grazieFraintesa which in just five days raised 140 thousand euros, destined for a project named after Francesca, to continue her commitment in supporting both research and her passion for The travels.

The prize conceived and chaired and Cinzia Galletto makes use of a JURY composed of journalists belonging to the Italian Tourist Press Group specialized in tourism and with great experience in the field of journalism and travel fiction: Dario Bragaglia, Gisella Motta, Piera Genta, Teresa Scacchi, Carola Vai, Carmen Rolle, Elisabetta Pina.

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