Casato Prime Donne Award 2017
A few days left to send to the Casato Prime Donne Award secretariat articles, videos and images published between June 1st 2016 and 2017
Within June 15th articles or photographs regarding the wine territories Brunello and Orcia must be sent to the award secretariat to participate in the 19th edition of this event. This award year after year grows in visibility and appreciation. It has the goal of expressing gratitude from the territory towards those who promote its culture and the wine productions but most of all its scope is to emphasize women who propose new models of femininity. During the years the Casato Prime Donne award has anticipated times by giving recognition to special women, not yet well known, who later have done memorable things such as Samantha Cristoforetti who 4 years after receiving the award went into space. Or it has emphasized the civil courage of a great astrophysicist who came back from abroad to teach in an Italian University – Sandra Savaglio – or like the young Muslim who opposes terrorism by risking her own life – Chaimaa Fatihi. The Casato Prime Donne puts a spot light on a new way of being woman in a society that is changing and asks the female gender for a contribution in courage, ethics ad positive examples.
The jury made up of Donatella Cinelli Colombini
president, Rosy Bindi, Anselma Dell’Olio, Anna Pesenti, Stefania Rossini, Anna Scafuri and Daniela Viglione represents in its compound character and in its multidisciplinary competences an privileged observation of the present society and has been able to give substance and messages to the Casato Prime Donne award making it a great instrument for social and territorial promotion. The jury works side by side with the mayor of Montalcino, with the President of the Consorzio del Brunello Patrizio Cencioni and with three personalities: Mario Fregoni, Leone Piccioni and Sergio Zavoli.
Every year about 100 participants take part divided into 4 sections:
“MONTALCINO AND I” AWARD
For Italian or foreign writers and journalists who are authors of articles, books, radio or television programmes, or web pages on the theme “Montalcino and I”, personal interpretation even in fantasy or fable key of Montalcino in its historic, cultural, landscape and agricultural aspects.
“CONSORZIO DEL BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO” AWARD
For Italian or foreign journalists specialized in wine production.
“MONTALCINO, IT’S HISTORY, ITS ART, ITS WINE” DESCRIBED BY A WOMAN AWARD
For articles, books, radio or television programmes, or web pages, by women preferably referring to subjects regarding the protection of the environment.
AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHS REGARDING THE BRUNELLO AND ORCIA WINES’ PEOPLE AND TERRITORIES
Among the photographs submitted the Award’s jury will choose 5 finalists which shall be judged by a virtual jury through a reserved area on the web.
“PRIMA DONNA” AWARD ASSIGNED BY FRANCESCA COLOMBINI CINELLI PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
A prize will be awarded, as decided by the Jury, to an Italian or foreign woman who has shown outstanding courage and ethical behaviour and with her commitment has enhanced the feminine role in society and work.
Each winner will be awarded a number of bottles of Brunello and other wines from Donatella Cinelli Colombini for a total value of € 1.000,00 and € 1.500,00, plus the availability of a country apartment at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda during 2018 for one week.
The winner will be awarded a number of bottles of Brunello and other wines from Donatella Cinelli Colombini for a total value of € 1.000,00 plus € 2.000,00. Besides, she shall have at her disposal a country apartment at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda during 2018 for one week.
The award giving will take place on the weekend of September 16 and 17 in Montalcino and will be followed by a lunch as always according to typical Tuscan hospitality
From the award visible traces remain that can be seen all year long at Casato prime Donne that finances the event and is the first winery I Italy with an all female staff. In the vineyards where the Brunello is made one finds the quotations by the winners accompanied by contemporary art, while in the tasting hall, dedicated to Ilda Bartoloni, the winning photographs are exhibited.