The GIS Special Award set up within the Lagazuoi WIMA2023 is an initiative promoted by the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti in collaboration with GIS Giornalisti Italiani Sciatori (Italian Ski Journalists), to enhance journalistic work on the subject of the mountains. The main aim of the Award is to valorise the mountains as a place of innovation, sport and culture.
The jury of the "GIS" Special Award, consisting of Stefano Illing, creator of the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti, Roberta Serdoz, editor-in-chief of TGR Lazio and president of the GIS, and Jacopo Orsini, editor of Il Messaggero and member of the GIS board of directors, will identify the work that best conveys the values of the mountain world in the most innovative and original way.
The television report by Francesca Sancin, aired on 25th September 2022 on the Tg3 news programme of Italian public television channel three, was awarded for the frank, unprejudiced view with which the reporter recounts the experience of a group of young people who have decided to return to the mountain regions: qualified people with relevant professional experience, sometimes acquired abroad, motivated to seek and try out solutions to the problems of the highlands, thus also addressing the problem of depopulation. This report presents the mountain regions as places where people can innovate and look to the future with great confidence.Francesca Sancin, RAI 3