ART. 1 – PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
On the occasion of the 2022 Bologna Children's Book Fair, BolognaFiere shall assign the BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award. At a time when many publishers are seeking to create added value for their properties, Bologna Children's Book Fair has decided to establish an award to acknowledge the best crossmedia projects developing narratives across several media in which a book features as a key element giving access to a wider narrative universe.
Participation in the Award is free of charge and reserved for publishers, together with IP owners.
The International Jury of the BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award shall identify crossmedia narrative projects that have convincingly succeeded in migrating, intersecting or extending their reach into the world of books, television and cinema, videogames, mobile devices or smart speakers. The book must be fundamental to the development of the wider narrative universe afforded by the overall project.
The International Jury shall award a Grand Prize from among the candidate submissions. It may also award Special Mentions.
ART. 2 - REQUIREMENTS
The crossmedia project must have as its starting or finishing point books, novels, picturebooks or graphic novels for early or young readers. The multimedia expansions must have been published/released for the first time in the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 January 2022. Similarly, books derived from multimedia projects must have been published for the first time in the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 January 2022. Participation in the competition for the Award shall imply full acceptance by participants of these Regulations.
The range of different media covered by the projects submitted shall be one of the parameters evaluated by the Jury. The media categories given below will be taken into consideration by the Jury:
- TV series
- Apps (mobile, AR, VR, etc.)
- Video games (mobile, console, PC, browser)
- Web platforms
- Audio content for smart speakers
- Social writing platforms
ART. 3 – WORKS FOR SUBMISSION
Publishers shall participate together with the IP owner, and may submit one or more entries.
ART. 4 – APPLICATION FORM
Application Forms to enter the competition - available online on the event website - must be completed and returned no later than
January 31th February 15th 2022.
A shortlist of 10 finalists will be chosen from among the submissions. The publishers of the projects shortlisted will be requested to send additional material that will allow the Jury to make further evaluations in order to choose the winner.
Submitting publishers are advised to read the online Application Form carefully and check the material required to enter the Competition.
ART. 5 – THE JURY
The International Jury shall be made up of experts in interactive and graphic design, new media, videogames, cinema and television. The Jury’s decision shall be final.
ART. 6 – RIGHTS OF BOLOGNAFIERE
While it is understood that IP Publishers/Owners shall remain the exclusive owners of the shortlisted titles, they shall grant BolognaFiere the non-exclusive right to:
- reproduce the titles submitted on posters, leaflets, and any other printed matter or online communication concerning the "Bologna Children's Book Fair" trade show;
- use, in any form, even separately, also granting such right to third parties for any reason whatsoever, reproductions of the titles accepted for inclusion in both the catalogue and other "Bologna Children's Book Fair" publications, provided the names of the author and publisher of the work, as well as any other rights holders are indicated therein.
BolognaFiere also reserves the right to reproduce, even in part, the works submitted and accepted.
BolognaFiere declines any liability for eventual errors or omissions.
ART. 7 – THE AWARD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Award will be assigned to the Publisher and the IP owner of those projects declared the winners. In the event of a co-published project, the Award will be assigned to the co-publisher that first submitted the Application Form. For the purposes of this Competition, only those projects expressly indicated as such shall be considered co-editions.
ART. 8 – CANCELLATION OR CHANGES TO THE COMPETITION
BolognaFiere may, at its sole discretion, cancel the Award or change the dates, without any compensation being due to the participants.
ART. 9 – NATURE OF THE COMPETITION
The Competition referred to in these Regulations falls within the exemptions provided for under Art. 6 of Italian Presidential Decree no. 430 of 26 October 2001.
ART. 10 – ITALIAN JURISDICTION AND COMPETENT COURT OF LAW
Relations between Competition participants and BolognaFiere shall be governed by Italian law. Any dispute arising in this regard shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Italian judicial authorities and be the exclusive competence of the Court of Bologna.
ART. 11 – FINAL CLAUSE
Participation in the Competition and use of the Award and acknowledgements shall be free of any charge and shall not entail any obligation or commitment of any kind other than the conditions of participation laid down in these Regulations.
In the framework of Aldus Up
Aldus Up – the European Book Fairs network – is co-funded in the framework of Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020 and coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE)