Jul 122010

Delphine Pontvieux wins the “2010 French in Chicago community award” in the “Arts and culture” category.
Yesterday was a wonderful, sunny day at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago. It was the theater of two important events, the Bastille day festival, the soccer world cup finals (Arriba Espana!) and the amateur soccer world tournament. The days was filled with various events, live performances, a model contest, and the French expo.

Miss Nyet Publishing was in attendance, sharing a booth with Votre Vu, a wonderful French line of skincare that comes higly recommended to all of you ladies and gents!

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The award ceremony took place around 3:30 PM, minutes before the end of the world cup final game at Soldier Field, sponsored by the French consulate in Chicago and the French in Chicago organization.

Delphine Pontvieux won the French in Chicago community award 2010 in the “Arts and culture” category.  Fabrice Calmels, principal dancer at the Joffrey ballet, and recipient of the same award in 2009,  presented her with the Oscar.

The evening ended with a cocktail party organized at the Alliance Francaise in Chicago, with delicious appetizers, wine, and  mouth-watering chocolates (provided by Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy), with the event organizers in attendance (Seb Labat, Gigi Olmstead and more) and the gracious presence of the Consul of South Africa.

A word from Delphine to all the passionate readers, family and friends who participated in the democratic vote and offered their support:

“I am very honored to see my work rewarded in such a way, and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart because without your support, this would not have happened. You took the time to cast your vote online, and you are therefore part of the victory. This “Oscar” belongs to all of us! It gives me renewed energy to keep on working ever so hard with promoting my book, working on the second novel, and developing my budding company, Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC.”
“Victoire! Hier, j’ai reçu un oscar dans la catégorie “Art et culture”, remis par l’organisme French in Chicago en partenariat avec le Consulat de France, lors de la retransmission de la finale de la coupe du monde de football au stade de Chicago, Soldier Field. Je vous remercie du fond du coeur d’avoir pris le temps d’aller voter si nombreux pour moi sur le site. Sans votre soutien, ça ne serait pas arrive. Cet Oscar nous appartient donc a tous! Je suis pleine d’énergie pour continuer a travailler dur a la promotion de mon roman, écrire le suivant, ainsi que developper ma maison d’edition independante Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC, qui vient tout juste de feter ses 1 an.”

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