The place where I belong – Un luogo tutto per me – Creative Contest

BLOG,Travel March 26, 2012 16:50

Fernanda Uribe, Inside


Calling writers, illustrators, photographers, homebodies, travelers, tourists, artists, migrants, students …


The place where I belong – Un luogo tutto per me is an invitation to share a special place – real or imaginary – you return to and find comfort in. Whether it is a location, an object, a face, a feeling or an atmosphere, each one of us has at least one place we feel like we belong.

Winning works will showcase unique voices, perspectives, and original ways of thinking about travelling and belonging.

The works will be exhibited this May at the IT.A.CÀ Travelers and Migrants Festival in Bologna, Italy and  at the PenTales Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year’s celebration took place at the Institute of Public Knowledge in New York City with readings by award winning director Charles Hobson, Social Media Mogul Rachel Sklar, Vogue contributor Darrell Hartman, and Paris Review Editor Sadie Stein. The event was featured in Bomb MagazineCheck out photos from last years event. 


Guidelines for Submission:

  • Send an e-mail with your work to
  • Name the file of your work with your name_surname.
  • In the subject line write the section you are submitting for (illustration, photo, short story).
  • Include a brief personal profile and your contact information.
  • Submission Deadline is April 5th, 2012.
  • Selected authors will be contacted via email by the organization in May.


Details on Accepted Works
  • The contest has three sections, each one judged by an international jury.
  • We will only be accepted works respecting within the following guidelines:

Short story – Max 1000 characters – File format: PDF – Language: English or Italian

            Photography – JPG format, 150 DPI, longest side 6 inches.

           Illustration – JPG format, 150 DPI, longest side 6 inches.

  •  Each author can submit only one work.  Incomplete or uncorrected entries will not be processed.


The contest is realized in partnership with IT.A.CA’ migrants and traveller, responsable tourism festival, May 27th – June 3th 2012, Bologna, Italy (


Every year, Yoda, an Italian non-profit that promotes volunteerism in developing countries, hosts theIT.A.CÀ Travelers and Migrants Festival in collaboration with other Italian NGOs and cultural institutions. The festival brings together artists, academics, and professionals to explore the different forms of travel and to examine travel and migration as they relate to travelers, the economy, personal identity, and the environment.

PenTales is a New York-based storytelling venture that collects stories in various media on universal themes. PenTales creates story contests, organizes narrative experiments in photography, text, and illustration, and facilitates storytelling salon nights in over twenty cities around the world.

Some footage from last year’s Itaca Festival in Bologna

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