as Art Direction, we wish to show you our appreciation for your intellectual and professional activity contributing to the assertion and development of Culture in the World. The Event has got to XIII Edition “Salento, Porta d’Oriente” Award, dedicated to Neptune, the God of Sea and Water and to the IV Edition of Special Award for Human Rights dedicated to Spartacus, the symbol of the idealist hero, able to fight in the name of freedom. We are glad to include you among those screened candidates receiving these prestigious Awards. We will bestow them on 15th (Saturday) December 2012 , in Lecce at the ancient Theatre “G Paisiello”, where the world-famous Master Tito Schipa’s precious piano is treasured. The prestigious Awards are not the result of a competition among Artists, but they represent praises for your daily efforts ensuring lifeblood not only to your inspiration but also to all international Community."
This was received today, and only the first paragraph of a page of BS,along with 2 PDFs of more BS.
Bottom line, and you can bet your bottom dollar (sorry) that there is a bottom line under the pretentious sludge, is,send them $260 Euros to be included in blah blah blah.About $330 US.
Some of it is so absurd as to be funny, but the sad part is, there are artists out there that will do it.