Migrants wishing to talk about their personal experience can send a written text, an audio story, photos or drawings until March 31 for the eighth edition of Dirari Multimediali Migranti (DiMMi, or Multimedia Diaries by Migrants). Meanwhile, a collection of essays by finalists of the 2021 edition is available in bookstores.
Entries for the 8th edition of "Diari Multimediali Migranti" (DiMMi, or Multimedia Diaries by Migrants) can be sent until March 31. DiMMi (https://www.dimmidistoriemigranti.it/) is an Italian life story prize designed to collect and give publicity to stories by people from foreign countries who either live or have lived in Italy or the Republic of San Marino, according to an online description.
Organizers said "the award has a double objective. As well as collecting and preserving a cultural heritage in danger of being lost, it aims at contrasting anti-migration stereotypes through the stories of people with a personal experience of migration".
Entries can be made in Italian or in a foreign language and the stories can be told through audio files or music, photographs, letters, drawings, postcards, or videos.
However, the story must not have previously been published and must be autobiographical.
The competition is sponsored by Archivio Diaristico Nazionale di Pieve Santo Stefano (Arezzo) together with 16 organisations operating in Italy.
Winners will be announced in September 2023
The winners of the 8th edition will be announced in September 2023 during the 39th edition of the prize Premio Pieve Saverio Tutino and will be published in a book by Terre di Mezzo.
An anthology of 2021 finalists called Come Alberi in Cammino (Terre di Mezzo 2022) was recently released in bookshops in Italy, with a preface by Monica Massari and illustrations by Giovanni Cocco, Lorenzo Marcolin, and Barnaba Salvador.
The book will be presented in Rome on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30 pm by Alessandro Triulzi and Michele Colucci, as well as authors Alba Marina, Ospina Dominguez, Gogbe Romaine Tia, and Paule Roberta Yao at the Biblioteca Enzo Tortora on Via Nicola Zabaglia 27b.