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Succede solo a Bologna APS | Literary Contest Guido Zucchi 2017
Competition sponsored by Vittoria Borghetti to remember her husband, Guido Zucchi, a Physician and poet whose memory has titled the initiative, organized together with the association "Succede solo a Bologna".
literary contest guido zucchi 2017



Competition sponsored by Vittoria Borghetti to remember her husband, Guido Zucchi , a Physician and poet whose memory has titled the initiative, organized together with the association “Succede solo a Bologna”.

The competition, which in 2016 saw 800 participants, is also open this year to poets of all ages. The poets will be divided by category: Senior (from 18 years), Junior (12 to 18 years) and Baby (up to 11 years), each with prizes. Registration is free and interested, Italian and foreign, have time till October 8 to send up to three free themed poems.




SINGLE POETRY SECTION – Send by 15.10.2017 from one to three poems, short stories, all in word or pdf format, are also allowed in the competition, using the form you will find at the bottom of the page.


TOPIC – Free


TEXTS – Texts must be in Italian or dialect of any region (with attached translation into Italian), edited or unpublished. Texts that have already been awarded in the top 3 places in other competitions are not allowed. Italian and foreign authors can participate.


COPY NUMBER – Participants must send a single copy of their works by email via the form at the bottom of the page, filling it in every part of it or by post at the address of our association.


REGISTRATION FEE – Participation is completely free



First phase – All the works received will be examined by the jury and the poems that will be part of the anthology will be selected.

Second phase – The jury will examine the works and choose the finalists.

Third Phase – FINAL: on 29.10.2017 will end the first round in which only half of the poems will be selected to access to the vote of the audience. From 31.10.2017 at 7 pm the poems admitted to the second round and in the anthology will be published for a week online, where anyone can vote for their favorite poems for the public prize. Among them, the winners of the On-Line Section will be chosen.


Fourth phase – The jury will select the 3 prize winners for each category (BABY – JUNIOR – SENIOR) and will also select a DIALECT poetry. Winners of each category will be proclaimed and made public only during the awards ceremony.



1st place classified (Senior cat.): “Guido Zucchi” Plate + contract for publishing a book

2nd class .Plate + anthology

3rd class: .Plate + anthology


At 1st place (Junior cat.): Cup of “Il Resto del Carlino” + anthology

2nd place: Cup of “Il Resto del Carlino” + anthology

3rd place: “Il Resto del Carlino” cup + anthology


1st place (Baby cat.): “Guido Zucchi” cup + anthology

2nd place: “Guido Zucchi” cup + anthology

3rd place: “Guido Zucchi” cup + anthology


At the 1st classified “Audience Award”: Cup + subscription at Teatro Duse + anthology

2nd class. “Audience Award”: “Il Resto del Carlino” cup + anthology

3rd class. “Audience Award”: “Il Resto del Carlino” cup + anthology To the Winner cat. Dialectal: Plate «Guido Zucchi» + anthology.


To all the participants of the cat. Baby and Junior a remembrance medal will be given.

JURY – Jury President: Valerio Baroncini (leader of “Il Resto del Carlino” ), Rita Michelon (journalist), Livia Santini (Poet and English Teacher), Simone Arminio (journalist) … The jury may vary.


PRIZE – The awards ceremony and the proclamation of the winners will take place at Teatro Duse on 18.11.2017 at 15.00.


RESULTS – The results will be published as soon as available at


INFORMATION – No Profit Cultural Association Succede solo a Bologna, tel. 051.226934 via Nazario Sauro 26 from Monday to Friday 10.00 – 14.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00 and on Saturdays from 10.00 – 14:00.








Guido Zucchi was born in Bologna on April 26, 1924. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1949.

Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he taught for years. Physician and blood donor of the Avis Association.

He wrote a textbook on Chinese medicine and a collection of poetry in Bolognese dialect.

He has long cultivated the passion for painting, photography and music. He is registered as a composer at SIAE.


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