The award ceremony for the XIth edition of the "Mare Nostrum Award 2018" took place in Rome.
Created by "Grimaldi Magazine" Mare Nostrum Awards is dedicated to the promotion of the Motorways of the Sea. The aim is to enhance this exceptional opportunity for exchanges, links and sustainable development for all the Mediterranean countries.
The prize money of Mare Nostrum Awards amounts, as every year, to 50,000 euros divided among the top five classified this year:

  • Manolis Dimellas with the article entitled "Motorways of the sea: when lands become one", published in the Greek online publication "";
  • Silvia Fernandez with the article entitled "The motorways of the sea that the" Brexit "will not stop", published in the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo";
  • Samira Hamrouni with the article entitled "And if the solution came from the motorways of the sea", published in the Tunisian weekly "La Presse Business";
  • El Mostafa Fakhir with the article entitled "Motorways of the sea: their success will only pass through a complementarity between road transport and maritime transport", published on the Moroccan online magazine "";
  • Antonella Maffei with video-services broadcast on the "TG REGIONE CAMPANIA".

The special prize "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi", established by the Grimaldi family, has been recognized by journalist Enzo Cappucci, a Rai journalist and photographer, for his photographic reports, which, through geometric lines of landscapes, horizon cuts, and perspectives of light, return the joy of discovering how much there is still to tell of the sea.
The International Award Jury is made up of leading exponents of journalism and culture. After the death of Folco Quilici, the new president is Bruno Vespa, among others, by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist of the Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, RAI journalist, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of the RoRo European Union, Rosalba Giugni, president of Marevivo.
Luciano Bosso, journalist and director of the magazine Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum, is the Secretary of the Award.
On this occasion, President Capasso presented the latest activities of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT: in particular the WORLD PEACE FORUM.
The 12th edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards will be launched in September 2018 and will end in April 2019.
The related announcement will be open from next September in the regional offices of journalists and on the websites and