Considering that the main theme for this year’s Maratona is art, we asked the renowned “Cademia” art school in Ortisei for some precious help to make the awards for the 34th edition.
Students from Year 4 and Year 5 at the high school specialising in art (design department) and from Year 3 and Year 4 in the ‘vocational school for artistic craftsmanship’ (sculpture department) designed the trophies, basing themselves on original and creative criteria. Then again, everyone knows that the Gardena Valley has been home to great sculptors and painters for centuries.
The Enel Trophy, which will be handed over to the overall winners of the 34th edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel, and the Selle Italia Trophy, which will go to the best teams, were designed and produced by the ‘Liceo Artistico’ (high school specialising in art).
The work by Omar Obletter was selected from among the various pieces submitted. This young artist chose to depict the M from the Maratona logo in an abstract way, positioning a bicycle on top of it to symbolise the race.
The trophy for the winners of the various individual categories was designed and produced by the ‘Scuola Professionale per l'Artigianato Artistico’ (‘vocational school for artistic craftsmanship’).
The design by Isaak Demetz was selected from among the various pieces submitted. This young sculptor designed a simple, clean-cut trophy that is easy to hold. The two circles, representing a stylised bicycle, rest on a lime wood base, symbolising the mountain and the climb.
We would like to thank the head mistress Maria Teresa Mussner and the teachers who were in charge of the projects in both schools for their willingness to participate and their spirit of cooperation: Sarah Solderer from the Liceo Artistico, Roland Senoner and Andreas Tomasini from the Scuola Professionale.
Thanks to all the students who took part in this project with such commitment and dedication, and thanks also to the Gardena-based wood sculpture company 3D-Wood, which made the wooden models of the trophies.