StudentsVille has partnered with Il Panino Tondo (Florence, Italy’s favorite hamburger and American breakfast home delivery service) to reward your Italian language learning/teaching efforts with a whole lot of deliciousness.

In our Italy A-Z photo contest, participants are asked to take a picture of anything, writing the Italian word(s) on top and the English translation in the caption. The idea is to create a series of Italian vocabulary photo “flashcards;” a visual way to learn/teach one of the most beautiful languages in the world.

Here are a few examples:

Italian Vocabulary StudentsVille Italy A-Z Photo Contest

Did you just learn so much Italian???

Anyone with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter can play, and a winner will be chosen every two weeks. The prize up for grabs is Il Panino Tondo food and merchandise delivered to your Florentine apartment. All photos with correct Italian-English translations will also be uploaded to StudentsVille’s Italy A-Z Pinterest board, where the whole world can learn Italian through your pictures.

The idea for the Italy A-Z photo contest was originally sparked by this StudentsVille video (shot and edited by film intern, Claire Ganzon; script by Project Manager, Whitney Richelle). Who knows? In the future, we might even make more Italian vocabulary videos featuring the photos YOU create!

Italy A-Z Photo Contest Rules:

 1. Contest Periods
Contest #1:
Start Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Rome Time
End Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Rome Time
Duration: 2 weeks

2. Eligibility
This contest is open to anyone: 1) 18 years of age or older at the time of entry 2) in Florence, Italy at the time the contest ends; if you win, your prize will need to be delivered to a Florentine address or picked up at Il Panino Tondo in Florence.

3. To Participate
From 12:00 p.m. Rome Time on the contest start date: 1) Follow StudentsVille on Instagram OR Facebook OR Twitter (or all three!) 2: Upload an original image via Instagram (don’t use this one if your account is private), Facebook or Twitter of any subject with 1) an Italian word or words written on top and 2) the English translation in the caption – in addition to the following:

  • For Instagram: Use hashtag #ItalyAZ and mention @ilpaninotondo and @studentsvilleitaly in the caption
  • For Twitter: Use hashtag #ItalyAZ  and mention @ilpaninotondo and @studentsville in the tweet
  • For Facebook: Use hashtags #ItalyAZ and mention @Il Panino Tondo and @StudentsVille Italia in the caption and share the picture on the StudentsVille Facebook Page

Be sure to mention us in your photo caption. If you don’t, there’s a chance we won’t see it and that your picture will, therefore, not be judged.

All entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. Rome Time on the contest end date and participants MAY enter multiple times in one contest period. So send us all the photos you want; it will increase your odds of winning!

4. Adding Text To Your Photos

Great free apps are Typic (for iPhone) and Phonto (for Android). If you don’t have a smartphone, just use any photo editing software on your computer, like Photoshop or something as simple as Preview (on every mac).

5. Choosing The Winner
StudentsVille and Il Panino Tondo staff will choose their favorite picture as the winner, based on 1) photo and image combination creativity, and 2) correct meaning and spelling of Italian words and English translations.

6. Winning
The winner will be posted on StudentsVille’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts within 24 hours of the contest end date. The winner will be directed to contact StudentsVille via email to receive information on how to claim their prize.

7. Prizes
The winner can choose ONE of the following three options to be delivered to a Florentine address OR picked up at Il Panino Tondo, Via Montebello, 56 in Florence, Italy:

1) Hamburger of their choice + artisan beer of their choice + Panino Tondo T-shirt designed by Velvet Goldmine
2) Hamburger of their choice + regular beer OR water OR softdrink of their choice + muffin OR doughnut + Panino Tondo T-shirt designed by Velvet Goldmine
3) Medium brunch + Panino Tondo T-shirt designed by Velvet Goldmine

Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the contest end date, cannot be substituted, and are not redeemable/exchangeable for cash.