The Italy-USA Foundation promotes the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work, conferred yearly under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, Hon. Giorgio Napolitano. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favouring relationships between Italy and the United States of America. Prominent personalities of any nationality who stand out for their work and results in promoting transatlantic friendship will be considered. Last year the jury has awarded Maria Laura Baccarini, actress and singer, Emilio Carelli, editor of SkyTg24, Jo Champa, actress and producer, Franco Frattini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pierfrancesco Guarguaglini, President Finmeccanica, Igor Man, journalist, Ennio Morricone, composer, Alison Smale, editor of the International Herald Tribune, Walter Veltroni, journalist and member of Parliament, Umberto Veronesi, founder of the American Italian Cancer Foundation. The next edition of the prize will be held in Rome, at the Chamber of Deputies, on October 7, 2010, with Veronica Maya. It’s possible to submit nominations for the awards, including a short motivation, by sending an email before June 30, 2010. Unsigned nominations or nickname signatures will not be taken into consideration.
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