XXXVII Nosside World Poetry Prize - 2022 official rules

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Participation in the XXXVII Nosside World Poetry Prize (hereinafter "Award" or "Competition") implies full and unconditional acceptance of all the clauses of these Regulations.

The organizer of the Prize is the Bosio Study Center (hereinafter the "Organizing Committee"), Reggio Calabria, Italy. For more information, please visit or email




1.1. The Nosside World Poetry Prize is above all a Cultural Project. Its primary objective is to bring together the poetic imagery expressed in different languages, cultures and forms of communication of the Planet Earth in the same context. Without barriers and divisions of any kind.

The Nosside is also the only global, multilingual and multimedia competition, for an unpublished poem that has never been awarded in other competitions. It has 5 (five) official languages (Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French). But it is open to all other languages, idioms and dialects of the world (adding the text in one's native language, idiom or dialect to the version in one of the 5 Official Languages) and to any form of expression: written poetry, on video (video -clip of a poem) and in music (songwriting). In 36 Editions, poets from 102 countries from all continents participated in over 140 languages.

    The Project does not foresee separate "Sections". Our only subdivisions are: Overall Winner (or Overall Winners ex-aequo); Special Mentions; Extraordinary Mentions; Special Mentions; Mentions; Special Mention "Nosside-Bergamot of Reggio Calabria".

  The awards in the various levels are equal. Therefore, those who compete can choose different forms of communication and different linguistic expressions. But the indication whether he/she participated in written poetry or in poetry in video or poetry in music or in a language or dialect does not imply separate sections.They are therefore indicated according to the alphabetical order of the surnames of their authors, without any ranking. The authors of the non-awarded works are not disclosed by the Organizing Committee. 

1.2. We consider "unedited" written poetry that has never participated in other competitions or has never been published until the conclusion of the Nosside Prize in any form and distributed in any form to the public: both in print (personal or collective anthology, magazines, newspapers, periodicals, self-printed) and via the Internet (Online Magazines, blogs, face-books, twitter, You Tube, GoogleVideo, YahooVideo, etc.).

· We consider "unedited" the song that has never participated in other competitions that has never been published by record companies and / or on websites or distributed through Radio or TV broadcasters, Blogs, Websites such as Youtube, GoogleVideo, etc.

We consider "unedited" poetry in video that has never participated in other competitions or has never been published by Publishers and / or on Websites or disseminated through Radio or TV broadcasters, even personal Blogs, Websites, face-book pages or twitter or disseminated on Youtube, GoogleVideo, YahooVideo, etc.

· We believe "never awarded in other competitions" the poem written or in video or in music that is in this condition (in any form) until the final publication - on the Official Website of the Award ( - of the final decision of the International Jury of the XXXVII Nosside Prize.

· We consider the simultaneous participation of the same composition in any form in other Competitions to be excluded.

· In the case of reporting a case of Plagiarism for which an award-winning poet is responsible, the decision to ascertain the validity or otherwise of the case will be delegated to an external Board of experts appointed by the Organizing Committee.

· The ascertainment of the transgression of one of the aforementioned conditions until the final publication of the Jury's final decision on the Official Website of the Prize ( will result in the automatic exclusion of the competitor from the shortlist of the XXXVII Nosside Prize Winners.




 The competition is open to citizens of all countries of the world, as long as they are 14 years old in 2022. ABSOLUTE WINNERS of previous Editions can no longer participate in the competition. SPECIAL MENTIONS can participate after an Edition. THE OTHERS can participate also in the following year.


 To be admitted to the competition, the work must meet the following requirements:

A - be original (not plagiarized);

B - be written:

        a) in one of the five official languages of the Award (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and French);

        b) in any other language of the world: official national language of a state (eg Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Swedish, etc.); native language of a native people (eg Quechua, Tagalog or one of the many languages of native peoples on all continents); language of an ethnic minority; idiom or dialect.

   In case b) (poem in any other language) the text presented in the competitor's mother tongue must be accompanied by a translation into one of the 5 official languages of the Award

 (e.g. a poet who presents the text in any language or dialect must accompany it with the version in Italian or English or French or Spanish or Portuguese).




  Participation can take place with a single poem in one of the following forms of poetic expression:

  • Written poetry: a single poem, on a free theme, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines;
  • Poetry in music: a single author's song on a free theme, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines with a duration of no more than 4 minutes. For the composition in music and / or the performance of the song the poet can have the collaboration of a singer and one or more musicians;
  • Poetry in video or computer graphics: a single poem in video (free theme, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines) lasting no more than 4 minutes, excluding the opening and closing credits. For the realization of the video clip the poet can be joined by a director and / or other collaborators.


   The donation for participation can also be made after sending the Registration Form and the work with which the poet participates.

The donation varies according to the country of origin * (in the Appendix):

  • for Group A (competitors from the States indicated in the Registration Form): 20 euros
  • for Group B (competitors from all other countries in the world, or competitors

       in languages originating from native peoples or ethno-linguistic minorities):    10 euros

The payment of the Donation can be made through one of the options indicated in

Application form (available on the Prize website in the five official languages).


The payment of the Donation can be made directly by the competitor or by: another person (family member or friend, even resident in a country other than that of the competitor), a Foundation, a Club, an Association, a Company, a trade union, a University, a school or other institution.

If a competitor encounters objective difficulties in paying the Donation, he/she can communicate them to the President of the Prize to seek a solution.




  Registrations - only for internet via e-mail - open on May 16, 2022 and close on July 10, 2022. Registration for the competition can be done

1. Online directly from the Site

or by e-mail by sending the following attachments to

1. Registration form in Microsoft Word.doc format (online on the website or requested from the email of the Award) filled in all the mandatory fields;

2. Possible biographical note with artistic curriculum (not compulsory items);

3. The work / composition in competition:

  • for written Poetry: a file in Microsoft Word.doc format with the text of the poem (on an open topic, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines), in one of the five official languages of the Award or in any other world language accompanied by translation into one of the five official languages;
  • for Poetry in Music (song): a file in Microsoft Word.doc format containing the text (with a free theme, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines) in one of the five official languages of the Award or in any another world language accompanied by a translation into one of the five official languages; the song in an MP3 format file;
  • for Video Poetry: a file in Microsoft Word format containing the text (free theme, from a minimum of 3 lines to a maximum of 30 lines) in one of the five official languages of the Award or in any other accompanying language in the world the translation into one of the five official languages; the video clip in MP4 or Windows Media Player format in two copies (one with the opening and closing credits and another - for the Jury - with the sole indication of the title without the name of the author or collaborators). The video in other languages, idioms or dialects must be subtitled in Italian or in one or more of the other 4 official languages.

EXCLUSIVELY for the participants of the VIDEO POETRY: SENDING the video clip in two copies via DROPBOX or WE TRANSFER or other systems. The rest of the documentation (completed registration form, biographical note and artistic curriculum, text of the poem) must be sent by e-mail.



 5.1. INTERNATIONAL JURY. The International Jury will be appointed after registration closes and will be composed of Internal and External Members. It will conclude its work by 30 September 2022 and will be dissolved after the last meeting. Only its President and Internal Members will remain in office until the Final Event of the Award Ceremony.


The Award Secretariat will transmit to the Jury the competing works with the authors indicated only by a number (eg Competitor n. 27, or n. 146 or n. 232).

THE JURY WILL DESIGNATE a group of Main FINALISTS from 3 to five. It will also assign EXTRAORDINARY, SPECIAL MENTIONS and MENTIONS. Finally, he will assign a "Special Mention Nosside - Bergamot of Reggio Calabria" (Award offered by the Committee for the Bergamot of Reggio Calabria) for a written or video poem or song dedicated to the extraordinary qualities of the World Prince of the Citrus Fruits.



The works that will receive awards at the various levels will be considered equal. They will then be indicated according to the alphabetical order of the surnames of their authors, without any ranking. The authors of the non-awarded works will not be disclosed by the Organizing Committee.


In order to ensure greater transparency and impartiality, the Organizing Committee of the Award - to ascertain any violations of these Regulations - will carry out a double check:

a) before the Final Meeting of the Jury; b) after the Final Meeting of the Jury.

The ascertainment of a violation of these Regulations by a competitor will result in his exclusion from the list of Award Winners.

The President of the Prize and the President of the Jury, after having examined any irregularities and taken the consequent decisions, will announce the final list of the awarded works and their authors and will arrange for their publication. From the moment in which the list of Award Winners will be published on the official website and on the Facebook Pages and Groups, the judgment of the Jury will become final and unappealable and will be unchangeable.



- THE ABSOLUTE WINNER will receive: 1.200  euros; the silver reworking of Umberto Boccioni's Nosside logo created and donated by the Goldsmith Master Gerardo Sacco; the Nosside Plate and the Certificate; in the case of ex-aequo, the sum of 1.200 euros will be divided equally among the winners;

- Each of the SPECIAL MENTIONS will receive: 400 euros; the Nosside Plate and the Certificate;

- Each of the EXTRAORDINARY MENTIONS will receive: the Nosside Plate and the Certificate;

- Each of the PARTICULAR MENTIONS will receive: the Nosside Medal and the Certificate;

- Each of the MENTIONS will receive the Certificate.

- üThe "Nosside Special Mention - Bergamot of Reggio Calabria" will receive a medal, the Certificate and products with Bergamot of Reggio Calabria.



All the winning works will be published in the printed Anthology and in the e-book Anthology “Nosside 2022”. The Anthology will be edited by the Organizing Committee, published by the Media & Books Publishing House of Rome (Italy) and distributed worldwide on Amazon, GooglePlay, etc. It will include the winning works in the 5 official languages and in the other languages used by the winning competitors. The Video Poems and Video Versions of the Winner, Special Mentions and Extraordinary Mentioned Songs will be published on the YouTube Channel "PremioMondialNosside".

The publication of the works in the Anthology and in the YouTube Channel of the Nosside Prize, as well as in websites and other communication tools by the Organizing Committee, will not imply fees or rights for the authors.



Considering the global crisis caused by the pandemic that is still underway, for the third time the Nosside Organizing Committee reserves the right to communicate in October, after the decisions of the International Jury, the conditions and organization of the final prize-giving phase. Only then will we be able to evaluate and decide whether to opt for Hypothesis A (the Award Ceremony we have always held) or Hypothesis B or Hypothesis C.

HYPOTHESIS A: The Final Awarding Event of the XXXVII Nosside Prize will take place in Reggio Calabria on Friday 25 November 2022 at 5.00 pm in the National Archaeological Museum, Casa dei Bronzi di Riace.

 The Prizes must be collected personally by the authors on the day of the Award. The absence will result in the loss of the cash amount. This clause will be fully applied to the Absolute Winner. He will have to personally participate in the Ceremony, under penalty of losing the entire amount of money. Only in exceptional, justified and documented circumstances, the Organizing Committee will be able to evaluate the possibility of granting a reduced sum of 200 Euros to a Special Mentioned person absent on the day of the Award Ceremony.

I Premi non ritirati direttamente nella Cerimonia Finale di Premiazione (Targa, Medaglia, Attestato e eventuale somma ridotta di 200 Euro per un Menzionato Speciale) potranno essere recuperati nei seguenti modi: a) inviati personalmente ai premiati con spese di spedizione a carico; b) tramite bonifico bancario dell'eventuale somma ridotta di 200 Euro.

The images of the plates and medals and certificates will be sent by e-mail in JPG format.

HYPOTHESIS B: The Award Ceremony will take place in digital form. It will include: a Final Video-Event (on the model of the one created in 2020) and published on the various social networks on the same 25 November; the sending by e-mail of jpeg images of Plates, Medals, Certificates and a copy of the PDF version of the Anthology; the sending of cash amounts by bank transfer; the sending of Plaques or Medals and any Copies of the Anthology (if they have been booked at a discounted price by the poet), with shipping costs to be paid by the recipient;

HYPOTHESIS C: We will decide to opt for hypothesis A or B or for a possible hypothesis C (mixed between public ceremony and video-event) in the second ten days of October 2022.




Entries will not be returned. By participating in the competition, each competitor undertakes with a release of their copyright for the publication of their work in the Nosside Anthology, on the Official Website of the Award and in any other publication relating to the Award edited by of the Organizing Committee. The competitor will in any case remain the owner of his rights for any other individual or collective publication subsequent to the Final Award ceremony.


By participating in the Competition, the competitor agrees: 1) to receive e-mails from the Organizing Committee; 2) the use of your personal data (biographical information, name, surname, place of origin, photographic images, etc.) for the purposes of the Competition; 3) the use of such data in information and promotion activities of the Award.