Friday, December 22, 2017

Bologna Children's Book Fair News


Bologna – Shangai: a new important chapter in the activities of BolognaFiere around the world
From 2018 Bolognafiere will be the co-organiser of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF). The Book Fair, the fifth edition of which was held last November, is the only event on a global level with a similar profile to that of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, focused exclusively on children’s publishing and with a format designed primarily for professionals. From illustration to literature, from print to digital world, from copyright trading to the opportunities of cultural exchange: the China Children’s Book Fair 2018 will be held from 9 to 11 November 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.



BolognaRagazzi Award
The BolognaRagazzi Award is open for submissions once again. With prestigious prizes and recognition for the best books in terms of graphic and editorial design, the award will feature 5 sections: along with the traditional Fiction, Non-Fiction and Opera Prima categories, a special prize will be assigned to books dealing with the themes of nutrition and the natural world (Books & Seeds) and with the themes of Art, Architecture & Design for this new special category.
Exhibitors are kindly requested to send in their submissions by the 10th of January.



BOP - Best Children’s Publishers of the Year
Six children’s publishers will be nominated and receive the BOP – Bologna Prize for Best Publisher of the Year, established by BolognaFiere in collaboration with AIE - the Italian Publishers’ Association. The aim of the Award is to acknowledge the creative and publishing excellence, the courage and intellectual quality of publishers’ work. The winners are chosen by the publishing houses exhibiting at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, based on the nominations they send in, along with those of Publishers Associations and book institutions throughout the world.
All the Exhibitors participating in BCBF 2018 are invited to send in their choices: nominations must be made by 13rd January 2018 by filling in the prize application form available in the Exhibitors’ reserved area of our website.



Bologna Illustrators Exhibition
At this time of the year, our Illustrators office overflows with submissions for the 2018 llustrators Exhibition. We are pleased and surprised of seeing such astounding works coming from all over the world. Next month the huge BCBF Opera Hall will be hosting all the illustrations that will be judged by Allyn Johnston (USA), William Grill (UK) Peggy Espinosa (Mexico), Anastasia Arkhipova (Russia) and Bernd Mölck-Tassel (Germany). The international jury will spend three days (8 – 10 January) to select the best artists for the new Exhibition and the 2018 Illustrators Annual.





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