The Italy-USA Foundation promotes at the Italian Parliament the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favoring relationships between Italy and the United States of America. Clearly famous, eminent figures that have distinguished themselves in their work and have achieved the utmost excellence in their respective fields of interest and activities, and important results in favor of transatlantic friendship, will be considered. Last years the jury has awarded among the others Andrea Bocelli, Paul Bremer, Carla Fendi, Gianni Letta, Oscar Farinetti, Emilio Carelli, Franco Frattini, Alessandro Benetton, Mario Andretti, Enrico Vanzina, Dario Franceschini, Gianni Riotta, Edward Luttwak, Alan Friedman, Carlo Rossella, Luisa Todini, Mario Moretti Polegato, Uto Ughi, Laura Biagiotti, Antonio Campo Dall’Orto, Peter Secchia, Margherita Missoni, Emma Bonino, Lucia Annunziata, Massimo Ferragamo, Christian De Sica, Ennio Morricone, Walter Veltroni, Umberto Veronesi, Renzo Arbore, Renato Balestra, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Alain Elkann, Paolo Limiti, Tony Renis, Paolo Mieli, Monica Maggioni, Beatrice Trussardi. The next edition of the prize will be held in Rome, at the Chamber of Deputies, on October 12, 2017. The prize is an exclusive work of art by the goldsmith Gerardo Sacco. It’s possible to submit nominations for the awards, including a short motivation, by sending an email before June 30, 2017. Unsigned nominations or nickname signatures will not be taken into consideration.
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