The Bologna City Branding contest, promoted by Bologna Council and called by Urban Center Bologna and AIAP (Italian Association for Design of visual communication) with the partnership of UniCredit has ended in november 2013 with the proclamation of winners. By 16 October 2013 the reception office of the Bologna City Branding contest had received 524 projects.
The jury, met on 22 and 23 November 2013 and examined all the proposals received.

Among the over 500 proposals received, the jury, formed by Daniela Piscitelli (President Aiap), Prof. Roberto Grandi (Communication Professor at Bologna University and scientific responsible for the Bologna City Branding project), Prof. Alessio Leonardi (Visual Communication Professor at Hildesheim University) and Priska Wollein (Visual Communication consultant and designer) has selected the winners:

  • In 1st position the group of authors Matteo Bartoli and Michele Pastore (Trieste). 
    Matteo Bartoli, born in 1977, directs a graphic planning studio, active in Trieste since 2007. He deals with coordinated image projects, publishing graphics, illustration and web design.
    Michele Pastore, born in 1988, recently graduated in Design at ISIA - Urbino and has collaborated with Matteo Bartoli since june 2013.
  • In third position together (the jury felt that there was not gradation in the finalist proposals such as to establish a second prize):
    Equal in 3rd position were the group of authors Maurizio Antonio Cascio and Raffaele Sabella (Naples and Caserta).
    Equal in 3rd position was also Sergio Virginio Menichelli (Milan).

The jury unanimously also decided to attribute the following commendations:

  •  to the group of authors Giuseppe Clemente, Francesco Zambello and Andrea Farinati (Venice).
  •  to Giuseppe De Cesare (San Severo, Foggia).
  • to Marcello Signorile (Pianoro, Bologna).
  • to Ng Cheon Yuen (Perak, Malaysia).
  • to Sofia Amenta (Rome).
  • to Gudrun Schwienbacher (Vienna, Austria).
  • to Francesco Cibati (San Pancrazio, Parma).

The winning and commended projects were presented to the city in Salaborsa on 18th December during the inauguration of an exhibition of all the proposals received.
The prizes were given to the winners on 25 January 2014 on the occasion of Art City, venue and time to be defined.

> Minutes of the sessions of the Jury of the Bologna City Branding International Competition

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