The awarding ceremony for the 12th Edition of the "Mare Nostrum Award 2019" took place in Civitavecchia, on the "Cruise Roma" ship of the Grimaldi Group.
Created by "Grimaldi Magazine" Mare Nostrum Awards is dedicated to the promotion of the Motorways of the Sea. The objective is to enhance this exceptional opportunity for exchanges, connections and sustainable development for all Mediterranean countries.
The prize pool of the Mare Nostrum Awards amounts, as every year, to 50,000 euros divided between the top five winners that this year are:

  • Francisco Alcaide, for the article entitled "Taking the Broad".
  • Sarra Belguith, for the article "Women of the sea in Tunisia".
  • Giorgios Grigoriadis, for the article "Daniela: the youngest truck driver is only 24 years old".
  • Aldo Torchiaro, for the article “The cruise? It is more and more love boat ”.
  • Rosa Maria Delli Quadri, for the article "The first motorways of the sea and Mediterranean tourism in the nineteenth century".

The special prize "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi", established by the Grimaldi family, was recognized to journalist Sergio Luciano, director of the monthly "Economy".
The International Jury of the Award is composed of leading exponents of journalism and culture.
President is Bruno Vespa supported, among others, by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist of Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, RAI journalist, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of RoRo European Shipowners, Rosalba Giugni, president of Marevivo.
The Secretary of the Award is Luciano Bosso, journalist and director of the magazine Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum.
On this occasion the "Cruise Roma" ship was inaugurated in its extended version and a memorandum of understanding was signed between the ports of Barcelona and Civitavecchia.
The XIIIth edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards will be launched in September 2019 and will end in April 2020.
The related announcement will be available - starting next September - in the offices of the regional Order of journalists and on the sites and