Win a signed copy of Rome and six months of fresh pasta!

Please note that this competition has now closed.

To celebrate the release of the new book for acclaimed illustrator Matthew Rice, we've teamed up with Pasta Evangelists to gift one lucky winner an all-encompassing Italian experience: six months of fresh pasta, a signed copy of Rome and Matthew Rice's previous book, Venice: A Sketchbook Guide, which includes enchanting watercolour illustrations and a wealth of information about Roman buildings, history, paintings, festivals and cuisine!

You will also win an exclusive bespoke illustrated jug and tray by Matthew Rice as an original illustration of Castel Sant'Angelo. To enter, fill in the form below by 23:59 BST 13th June 2023.

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering this free prize draw, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of the terms & conditions of this prize draw. 
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter this competition. 
  3. This free prize draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is a resident of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, except for employees of the Promoter or any of its group companies (promoter), its subsidiary companies, their families, and any other company connected with the prize draw.  Entries must be received by 23:59 BST on 13 June 2023. Entries that are illegible, incomplete, corrupted, or which fail to be received by the closing date for any reason, will not be counted. The promoter is not responsible for entries delayed or lost in the post. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be counted. 
  4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize. 
  5. To enter, you must visit the competition landing page and submit a valid email address. Entries must be posted by 23:59 BST on 13 June 2023. The competition will also be promoted on @PastaEvangelists and @MatthewRiceWaterColours social feeds on the 6 June 2023. Ticking the relevant checkboxes below the email entry field confirms that you agree to receive marketing and promotional materials relating to Penguin Random House UK and Pasta Evangelists in the future. 
  6. Where an entrant has opted in for their personal data to be shared with Pasta Evangelists for their newsletter, marketing or promotional emails, they agree that the Promoter may transfer their personal data to that company for that purpose and Pasta Evangelists will be deemed to be the data controller of the personal data transferred to them. For information on how they process that data please see their privacy policy ( The promoter will remain the controller of any personal data it retains for the purpose of the competition and any newsletter opt-ins to its own newsletter.
  7. All valid entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 16 June 2023. The first entry drawn at random by an independent person will be the winner of the prize. 
  8. The prize is 6 months of fresh pasta from Pasta Evangelists, a signed copy of Rome: A Sketchbook and Venice: A Sketchbook Guide, bespoke jug and tray and an original illustration of Castel Sant’Angelo. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. 
  9. Events may occur which render the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter and the promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary, amend, suspend or withdraw the prize with or without notice. 
  10. The winners will be notified by E-mail within 5 working days of the closing date. The winners must claim their prize within 30 days of the promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules. 
  11. By entering this competition, all entrants agree to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of running the competition as detailed in these terms and conditions.  Details on how we process the personal data of entrants can be found in our Privacy Policy (
  12. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest, or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the competition, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants, the panel or a representative of the promoter.  
  13. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the competition. 
  14. These terms and conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 
  15. The promoter’s contact details are: The Random House Group Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA 

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