The Awards

The winners of the year

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

Humorous drawing

Lifetime Achievement Award: the Palme d'Or, the Golden Date and the Silver Date

Humorous literature

Competition open to authors of texts published in Italy.

Humorous drawing on a Fixed subjet

Competition for professionals and amateurs working on a predefined theme.

Illustrated literature / Graphic novel

Competition open to authors / illustrators of texts published in Italy

Children's literature

Stories for young people with a humorous key.

Literature - Unpublished Piece

Participation in the unpublished (unpublished) piece is free with a text that does not exceed four pages.

Humor Comics

Books and comic strips already published in Italy

Council of Europe Award

Fixed Theme Award to the first Italian and the first non Italian

Presidency of the Republic Award

Award given to personalities who have distinguished themselves in the field of humor.

City of Bordighera Award

Prize at the discretion of the municipal authority

Rama of Palme d'Or

Prize at the discretion of the Salone to personalities who have distinguished themselves in the field of humor

Award Bela Magiargè

Magiargè is a historical / fairytale figure: a slave loved by the Saracen pirate Boabil and buried in Bordighera. The prize was awarded only in the first years of the Salone.

Erminio Macario Award, a life for humor

The Macario family has always had a particular affection for the Salone, confirmed with the award in memory of the famous Erminio.

Special Jury Prize

Recognition decided autonomously by the jury assigned to personalities for special merits

Peynet - SOA Award

Prize awarded at the discretion of Raymond Peynet and the Aretina Goldsmith Company

Honorable Mention

Recognition of the artistic and humorous value reported by the jury.

Io c'ero; I was there; J'y ètais

Certificate of participation to the 2022 Salone

Special prize to celebrate the long and solid friendship between Cesare Perfetto and Carlo Pignotti
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Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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