The closing date for the applications for the “La Grande Bellezza” Award, for Italian craftspeople promoted by Starhotels with its partners Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Associazione OMA and Gruppo Editoriale was 25th May.

Through this project, Elisabetta Fabri, President of the prestigious Italian chain of luxury hotels, who has always been a supporter of Italian artisanal production, intends to actively support craftspeople who, now more than ever, are having a difficult time. The first prize consists of Euro 10,000 and the 10 finalists will be the object of various exhibitions and actions of communication. An exceptional jury will evaluate the works, with a special attention to the ones that give the right value to the major theme of Italian beauty and those which highlight the successful combination between manual skill and creativity.

This is the first edition of a thematic biannual competition which aims to reward talent, competence, design and dexterity, as well as entrepreneurship of the many excellent artisans in Italy.