The Municipality of Vernante, promoter of the initiative in collaboration with the Pro Loco of Vernante, the noau association | cultural workshop and the Alpi Marittime Natural Park, in fact, canceled the 2020 edition of the competition entitled Pin … keep an eye on the future.
Kindergartens, primary and secondary schools had been called upon to take up a challenge, that of using Pinocchio as a key to open people’s eyes and stop the ongoing climate change. How? Through the creation, with recycled and recycled materials, of a 70x100cm advertising poster with a representation of Pinocchio referring to climate change, a slogan and the inclusion of characteristic places in the town of Vernante. The two schools that had sent their work before the cancellation notice received a certificate of participation; their works will be exhibited at the Visitor Centre of Vernante (state road of Colle di Tenda 20, 12) as soon as the structure can once again welcome the public. Friday 3 April, in addition to the prize-giving of the competition and the delivery of the Pinocchio prize of the year 2020, municipal recognition is attributed every year to a character who has distinguished himself in voluntary actions, solidarity, civil commitment or for sporting merits, the participating schools they would have had to live a whole day of events dedicated to Pinocchio and the illustrator Attilio Mussino with projections, workshops and a theatre show.
“We hoped to the end of being able to successfully complete the fourteenth edition of the National Competition of painting and graphic arts” Attilio Mussino “, but the contingent situation did not allow us – says Gian Piero Dalmasso, Mayor of the Municipality of Vernante -. The resources earmarked for the Pinocchio award of the year 2020 have been used in the management of the Coronavirus emergency. We would like to thank the schools that had already sent their papers for their commitment and passion and we make an appointment in the spring of 2021 for the next edition of the competition to which we will work with enthusiasm “.