BCBF 2013 - Illustrators Exhibition - 3 - 2 - 1- START!

Dear Children's Book Illustrators,

The Bologna Children's Book Fair invites you to participate in the next Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, which will be held from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th March 2013.

The Illustrators Exhibition provides a unique opportunity of presenting and promoting your own works to the most representative figures of the children's publishing sector, thanks to the concurrent Fair, the world's most important event in this field.

The publication of the selected works on the "Annual" catalogue distributed worldwide as well as the travelling itinerary of the Exhibition to several Japanese art museums (in co-operation with IBBY) increase the visibility of all participating artists.Complete contest rules and entry forms are available online >> click!

Entries close on 1st October, 2012.

Judging will be done by an international panel of art school teachers, museum curators and children's book publishers.

Besides, all young selected illustrators (under the age of 35) will take part in the Bologna Children's Book Fair - SM Foundation International Award for Illustration. This annual award, founded in 2009, aims to promote and support new talents in the world of illustration and consists in the amount of 30,000 dollars. Full information is available at the following page >> click!

New this year, fabbricadelleFavole and the Macerata Academy of Fine Arts, active in the field of higher education and the promotion of children's books, in collaboration with Bologna Children's Book Fair, have joined forces to create the Grant Award- ARS IN FABULA. The first edition of the annual ARS IN FABULA grant award is aimed at young illustrators under 30 years of age, already selected for the 2012 Illustrators Exhibition, but who have not yet published their first book. Full information is available at >> click!

Ku pamięci wszystkich zainteresowanych udziałem w konkursie przypominamy dwa wywiady z Magdą Kłos-Podsiadło, która w tym roku zasiadała w jury bolońskiego konkursu ilustratorskiego – znajdziecie tam wiele cennych wskazówek!>>

Bolonia otwarta na ilustratorów - rozmawia Marta Lipczyńska-Gil