MYllennium Award 2018
The MYllennium Award is a permanent laboratory for the concrete enhancement of the talent of a generation. The contest, in its fourth edition, addresses the Generation Y or Millennials generation, that of those born between the eighties and early 2000s. The first three editions of the MYllennium Award have awarded 94 young talents from all over Italy who have received, in addition to cash awards, also concrete opportunities of a professional and training nature.
The MYllennium Award is divided into six sections:
"MY Book" non-fiction: the MyBook prize is awarded to the best essays by young researchers, professionals, scholars and graduates under the age of 30;
Startup "MY Startup": the MyStartup award is a competition between entrepreneurial ideas with a high technological and innovative content. It is an initiative aimed at companies established no more than two years and / or for business projects led by entrepreneurs under the age of 30;
"MY Reportage" journalism: the MyReportage award is aimed at videomakers, journalists or aspiring persons under the age of 30;
"MY Job": with MyJob six master's degrees are awarded at Italian centers of excellence such as Bocconi University of Milan, LUISS Guido Carli of Rome and Bologna Business School and eight paid internships at prestigious Italian and international companies in the finance, banking, industrial and fashion sectors ;
MYMusic: this is the novelty of the fourth edition of the MYllennium Award. In partnership with RDS 100% Grandi Successi, MyMusic rewards the best original song dedicated to the Millennials generation written by a singer-songwriter or a band under 30. The winning song will be selected by RDS;
"MY Frame": MyFrame awards the best short film, lasting 10 minutes, made by young under 30 filmmakers on a theme of their choice.
To evaluate the projects, a technical-scientific Committee composed of professionals from the academic and scientific world, economics, industry, journalism, cinema and institutions. To guarantee the quality and the value of the initiative, the Honor Committee, the representative body of the MYllennium Award, composed of authoritative institutional, academic and diplomatic personalities from Italian industry and banking representatives.
MYBook: three essays will be selected for each thematic area to which a prize of 1,000 euros each will be awarded, in addition to the publication with Gangemi Editore;
MYReportage: three works will be awarded with a cash prize of 3,000 euros for the 1st prize, 2,000 euros for the 2nd prize, 1,000 euros for the 3rd prize. The first place will also win the chance to take part in the Tecnopia Award tour, a program of meetings with authoritative personalities from the digital business and institutions world, promoted by the Homo Ex Machina - Hexma Foundation;
MYStartup: each of the two winning projects will be awarded: a prize for the seed-money phase of 10,000 euros; an award for the execution phase consisting of a trip to Boston for participation in the Boston Innovation Gateway international acceleration program; a four-week coaching course with Digital Magics that includes mentorships, co-working workstations, advisory activities;
MYMusic: production of the piece at MOB Studios (€ 2,000 worth); the creation of a video clip (€ 3,000 worth); the passage of the video clip during the award ceremony on 4 July and the subsequent passage on the RDS portal 100% Grandi Successi;
MYFrame: the winning short will be awarded a prize of 10,000 euros and a prize of 10,000 euros in film services offered by Leone Film Group.
The MYllennium Award has been awarded the bronze medal of the Senate, an honor given to initiatives that stand out for their social, educational and high representativeness.