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BCBF Illustrators Exhibition 2024

Bologna Children Book Fair

• Deadline: October 17th 2023

• Prize: €15,000 + Exhibition

• Category: Illustration

• Entry Fees: Yes


A major BCBF highlight, the Illustrators Exhibition is a unique international showcase for state-of-the-art trends in illustrations for children and young adults.

An outstanding international jury will select the winners whose illustrations will be presented at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Being selected will give illustrators great visibility with the publication of their works in the Illustrators Annual and the 2-year world tour of the exhibition. The winners will be offered other opportunities:

  • to win The International Award of Illustration BCBF – Fundación SM (for the illustrators under 35)

  • to win the ARS IN FABULA Grant Award (for the under 30)

  • to be chosen to create the trade show’s Visual Identity of the following year, in collaboration with Chialab Design.

The competition is open to published and unpublished illustrators, art school students and publishers with their artists.


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