2021 (EN)

The award ceremony of the XIIIth Edition of the “Mare Nostrum Award 2021” took place in Naples, at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio.
Created by “Grimaldi Magazine” Mare Nostrum Awards is dedicated to the promotion of the Motorways of the Sea. The goal is to enhance this exceptional opportunity for exchanges, connections and sustainable development for all the countries of the Mediterranean area.
The international jury of the Prize, chaired by the journalist Bruno Vespa and composed of important personalities from the world of culture and journalism, has decreed the following five winners, with a total prize money of 50 thousand euros

  1. Concita Borrelli for the article "The sea awaits us, it will be a return to normality" published in "Il Messaggero";
  2. Morena Pivetti for the article "We must prepare well who comes after" published in "Fortune";
  3. Antonio Polito for the article "I miss the sea. Our raw material" published in "7 - Corriere della Sera";
  4. Alessio Postiglione for the article "Mare Nostrum, Italy still protagonist. Motorways of the sea" published in "Il Riformista";
  5. Marcello Sorgi for the article "Sink the Santamarina" published in "La Stampa"..

The ceremony was presented by the conductor Massimo Giletti and saw the participation of personalities from the institutional, information and shipping world.
The special prize "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi", established by the Grimaldi family in memory of the founder of the Grimaldi Group, was awarded to the journalist Daniele Manca, deputy director and columnist of Corriere della Sera.
Mare Nostrum Awards is an international journalistic award dedicated to the promotion of sea travel in the Mediterranean and in particular to the knowledge of the Motorways of the Sea, with the aim of enhancing commercial and cultural exchanges, maritime connections and sustainable development. Journalistic services, documentaries, television and radio services, photographic reports and economic-tourist surveys made in Italian, English, Spanish, Catalan, French or Greek and presented by authors residing in Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Morocco are admitted to the competition.
The 14th edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards will be launched in September 2021. The announcement will be published on the website of the Regional Orders of Journalists and on the websites of Grimaldi and the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The International Jury of the Award is made up of leading exponents of journalism and culture. President is Bruno Vespa flanked, among others, by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist of Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, President of the Mediterranean Foundation, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of the RoRo European Shipowners Association, Rosalba Giugni, president of Marevivo.
The secretary of the Award is Luciano Bosso, journalist and editor of the Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum