Virtual Illustrators Wall Reloaded - Call for entry

The initiative is curated by BCBF

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.

Call for entries was closed on 30 June 2023.




ONLINE on BCBF website

Event description

The 4th edition of the Illustrators Wall will stay online from 16 February through to 31 August 2023. 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 and social profile.

The Illustrators Wall will be promoted until August 2023 on all BCBF 2023’s digital channels.

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 2022 edition received postings by over 900 illustrators from 69 countries. An unprecedented success, this special website section was one the most visited from March-August 2022 with 17,000 hits and 55,000 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.