Regulations - Indie Authors Book Jacket Award

1. AIMS
“Indie Authors Book Jacket Award” is the title of an Initiative (hereinafter “the Initiative”), organised by BolognaFiere S.p.A., in partnership with BolognaBookPlus (“BBPLUS”), brand extension of Bologna Children’s Book Fair (“BCBF”), an exhibition organised by said BolognaFiere to be held from 8 to 11 April 2024 at the Bologna Exhibition Centre. The Initiative entails the evaluation and award of the best cover of a self-published work in 4 categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Youg/Childre, Comics.

2. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Self-publishers from each country born before 31 December 2007 and who have published their work before 31 August 2023 through the most important national and international self-publishing platforms (for e.g., Amazon KDP, Lulu.com, Youcanprint, Ilmiolibro.it, Passione Scrittore etc.) can apply for their cover.
Participants must complete the online Participation Form and submit - in digital format – the cover of the self-published book, made in black and white or in color and created with any technique, in accordance with the modalities indicated in Art. 4. Participation in the contest automatically represents your full acceptance of these Regulations.
 
3. SPECIFIC TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE IMAGE
Covers of any kind and size are allowed.
The cover should have the following formats:
Digital file (to be submitted as indicated in Art. 4)
File: JPG or PNG
Resolution: 300 DPI
Covers already published with other publishers or with editorial titles on the cover will not be taken into consideration.
The author therefore undertakes to present original covers and guarantees that the work has not been published by any publisher, under penalty of exclusion from the contest.
 
4. SUBMISSION OF THE IMAGE
Registration and submission by the candidate of his/her file shall be carried out exclusively on the Bologna Children's Book Fair website www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com
Participants must fill in the Participation Form and upload the image of their work online.
 
5. DEADLINE
Candidate registration and file submission shall be accepted from 12 December 2023 to midnight 12 29 February 2024.
Entries submitted after the deadline of 12 29 February 2024 shall not be accepted or taken into consideration.
 
6. SELECTION OF WINNERS
Images – submitted no later than 12 February 2024 - that meet the Regulation requirements will be examined and the winners selected from the submissions by an International Jury of experts.
The decision of the Jury shall be final.
The jury will identify a first group of finalists within which the winning cover of the Initiative - and honourable mentions for each of the 4 categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Youg/Childre, Comics) - will be chosen.
The winning and the mentioned covers will be presented as part of the 2024 edition of BBPLUS and will be given ample prominence to the finalists and the winner.
 
7. LIABILITY
Participants hereby expressly hold BolognaFiere harmless in respect of all liability and claims by third parties in relation to the contents of the illustrations. 
 
8. CANCELLATION OF AND CHANGES TO THE INITIATIVE
BolognaFiere may, at its sole discretion, cancel the Initiative or change its dates, without incurring any liability whatsoever towards the participants. 
 
9. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
BolognaFiere undertakes to process the personal data of candidates in the Initiative pursuant to the provisions of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679, the guidelines and provisions of the Italian Data Protection Authority, and any other applicable legislation.
For further details on the processing of personal data by BolognaFiere, please refer to the information sheet attached to the Initiative Participation Form, which must be duly completed.
 
10.  ITALIAN JURISDICTION AND COMPETENT COURT
On applying, candidates accept all rules and regulations that BolognaFiere may issue. Relations between participants and BolognaFiere shall be governed by Italian law. Any dispute arising with regard to the Initiative shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Italian judicial authorities with exclusive competence of the Court of Bologna.

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