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Winners of Prada Journal Awards announced and honoured in special ceremony

Winners of Prada Journal Awards announced and honoured in special ceremony

Hosted at Prada's headquarters in Milan

The face of Prada Man Spring/Summer 2014 – Dane DeHaan – hosted the The Prada Journal Awards last night, where the jury announced the three winners, and recipients of the cash prize. The event was held in Milan, at the Prada headquarters

The Prada Journal Awards took place last night at Prada's Milan headquarters, and was hosted by actor, Dane DeHaan, who has recently graced the cover L'Uomo magazine and has been spotted on the front row at Prada's recent menswear show, earlier this week. The awards are geared towards bring a new dimension to artistic thought. 

Winners of Prada Journal Awards honoured in ceremony

Dane DeHaan

The ceremony saw the competition's three winners; Viola Bellini, Anabel Graff and Miguel Ferrando each awarded 5,000 euros and another writer, Alejandro Morellon, receive a special mention for his submission.

The awards, which are organised in collaboration with publisher, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore and Luxottica Group, Prada's longtime licensing partner, lead the competing writers with the thought provoking prompt: "What are the signs of a changing world? And what situations can we envision? Taking a good look at the details might give us the answer." 

Winners of Prada Journal Awards honoured in ceremony

Tishani Doshi

Authors responded to this steer in more than 20 languages with wide ranging concepts and posted their entires on a special part of the Prada website, ready for consideration by the judging panel, which is made up of Tishani Doshi, Colum McCann and Paolo Giordano, author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which won Italy's prestigious 'Strega Prize' in 2008. 

Winners of Prada Journal Awards honoured in ceremony

Colum McCann

The jury reached a unanimous decision after sifting through each entry. Giordano confessed that they were all on the same page when it came to deciding on the winners: "What was quite surprising was that we all chose the same ones – the same four, in essence" – hence the decision to award Morellon with a special mention.

Winners of Prada Journal Awards honoured in ceremony

Paolo Giordano

The winning essays will be available in a downloadable web anthology released this week. Each entry will appear in its original form, with translations in English and Italian for essays not in those languages.

Winners of Prada Journal Awards honoured in ceremony

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