Pocket Film Prize: I Make My World

As part of the 53rd Venice Biennale, there is an online video-making competition aimed “at young people from around the world aged between 18 and 26 years of age for video-works made using mobile phones.” To enter Pocket Film Prize: I Make My World,” participants must submit a video of any genre no longer than 1 minute in length and pay a €5 entry fee. Uploads will be accepted until September 30, and prizes will be awarded on October 30.

If you’re a young videographer between 18-26, this is your chance to make history and have your video featured on La Biennale Channel, the video website for the Venice Biennale. Additional details about the competition are available here.

Photo by Fensterbme

La Cucina Italiana Recipe Contest

A luscious soup recipe from the recipe archives of La Cucina Italiana
A luscious soup recipe from the recipe archives of La Cucina Italiana

I’ve mentioned before that blogging, especially this blog, is a labor of love. But, occasionally, the gods of the blogosphere shower you with interesting opportunities, such as one I recently got from Alex over at Blog from Italy.

Alex and the U.S. version of La Cucina Italiana magazine (a title I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog) are going to sponsor a recipe contest this fall and I’m going to be one of the tasters/testers!

Details are supposed to appear on the La Cucina Italiana site tomorrow (September 5). Stay tuned!

Win An Italian Cooking School Vacation

If the price of an Italian vacation has you down, here’s your chance to win one. Through October 1, 2008, you can register win an Italian Cooking School Vacation from La Cucina Italiana. The winner gets:

  • Round-trip airfare for two to Italy*, with transfers to and from the airport.
  • 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in the center of Milan, including daily breakfast.
  • 5 hands-on cooking sessions at La Scuola de La Cucina Italiana.
  • A fabulous Tuscan-themed dinner and wine tasting.

We’re not quite sure why guests will learn to cook Tuscan food in Milan (which is, of course, in Lombardy), but it sounds like a nice time, nonetheless. No purchase is necessary to register for the prize. But, if you love to eat and cook Italian food, a subscription to La Cucina Italiana can be a prize in itself.