Illustrators Wall - Call for entry

The initiative is curated by BCBF

For the third year running, the Illustrators Wall will also take the form of a digital notice board open to all.

The digital walls will be endless, welcoming all the enthusiastic contributions of illustrators, graphic designers and artists, whether already well known or at the very beginning of their careers.



Call for entry:
from 24 dec 21
to 17 feb 22


ONLINE on BCBF website

Are you interested in participating in this event?


  • To participate in the initiative, proceed to buy – available starting 24 December 2021 until 17 February 2022 – and then upload your contribution and data.
  • Please read the rules carefully before making your purchase.


Partecipation fee for the ILLUSTRATORS WALL

20.00 €

+ taxes if applicable

Event description

The Illustrators Wall is among the best-loved places at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. One of the first things you come across on entering the trade show, this impromptu array of posters, drawings, photographs, pictures, and contact details welcomes visitors each year.

In the run-up to BCBF2022 – at last, once again an in-person event – the unique, entirely digital, version of The Wall accessible to all will start gathering force as early as the end of February.

The 3rd edition of the Illustrators Wall will stay online from 21 February through to 31 August 2022. The Wall offers visitors and sector professionals an opportunity to explore what’s happening in illustration throughout the world; it also gives participating illustrators an exceptional chance to show what they can do and introduce themselves, providing their email, website, social profile and bio.

The Illustrators Wall will be promoted from March through August 2022 on all BCBF 2022’s digital channels. It will also be given wide visibility during the Bologna event.

The digital Illustrators Wall has no physical limits and so can host all the talent and enthusiasm of illustrators, graphic artists, and artists - whoever and wherever they are.

What happened in previous edition?



The 2021 edition received postings by over 900 illustrators from 72 countries. An unprecedented success, this special website section was the most visited from April-August 2021 with 16,000 hits and 145,000 pages visited.

Contributions were divided by continent and country and gave details of each image, its title, and the name and country of the author.




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Proceed to check-out, completing the payment details (personal data and payment method)

Activation code. On purchase completion, you will receive a confirmation mail with the activation code for the service you have purchased

Accessing the reserved area. To activate your purchase, go to the reserved Visitors’ section of the BCBF website (or register if you haven’t already done so). Insert the activation code you received by e-mail 

Participation instructions. Once you have correctly activated the service, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate in the event you have purchased 

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From December 24 to January 2, the helpdesk service may be delayed.