Competition MilanoVetro-35

Biennial international artistic glass and design competition

The Museums of the Sforza Castle of  Milan in collaboration with the collector Sandro Pezzoli, who has always promoted initiatives connected to glass, organize since 2018 the International Artistic Glass and Design competition for young people under 35 “MilanoVetro -35”.

The competition proposes a process of development of the innovative work with the glass material both in art and in contemporary design. The choice of Milan and the Sforza Castle has the intention of reiterating the historic continuity and the centrality of the Provincial capital of Milan in creating and exhibiting glasswork.

The Sforza Castle has been home to the  Civic Museums of Milan since 1900. Amongst other things, it has an important collection of artistic glass. The recent deposit of the Bellini Pezzoli collection (2016) allowed some gaps concerning the last part of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first to be bridged, so that today the Collection is one of the broadest, most complete and updated in Italy.

The competition is two-yearly and is open to young people under 35 on the date the notice was published.
The first Edition was in 2018 (catalogue 2018), the second Edition was in 2020 (catalogue 2020).

The call for entries in the third Edition opened on June, 15, 2021

The Scientific Committee has completed its evaluation of the works submitted. Thirty-four works have been selected and will participate in the finalists' exhibition (Sala della Balla, March 1 - May 15, 2022).

​Discover the finalists here

The winning work  become part of the Sforza Castle collections.


June 15, 2021 publication of the competition notice
November 28, 2021 end date of the competition notice
17 December, 2021 announcement of the finalists invited to the exhibition
From February to May 2022, in concomitance whit the Salone del Mobile, in Sala della Balla (Sforza Castle), exhibition of contest finalists and announcement of the winner

For information: [email protected]