ART. 1 – PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
The BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award shall be conferred within the framework of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021. At a time when many publishers are seeking to develop and extend their properties, Bologna Children’s Book Fair has decided to reformulate the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award, broadening its reach and strengthening the link with the world of books by creating an Award for the best publishing projects that have extended their narrative universe across different media or that are a narrative extension of a project originated in other media.
Participation in the Award is free and open to all publishers registered at Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the period 2019-2021.
The International Jury for the BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award shall seek to award books derived from multimedia projects and narratives originally produced by the world of traditional publishing that have successfully been migrated, included or expanded across other platforms such as television, cinema, videogames, mobile devices, or smart speakers.
An International Jury shall award a Grand Prize to one of the candidates and, if it sees fit, Special Mentions.
ART. 2 - REQUIREMENTS
The Award is open to books, novels, picturebooks and graphic novels targeting the early and young-reader age groups that have been further developed on other media. These multimedia developments and/or extensions must have been published / released for the first time during the period between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2021. Likewise, books derived from multimedia projects must have been published for the first time during the period between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2021. Participation in the Award is subject to full acceptance of these Regulations.
Each book submitted may have been extended to one or more media. The articulated extension of the original narrative project over different media shall be one of the assessment parameters taken into consideration by the Jury. The media categories given below are examples of the sort of transmedia extensions the Jury will consider to assess the crossmedia potential of the original printed work:
- tv series,
- apps (mobile, AR, VR…)
- videogames (smart phone, console, pc, browser)
- web platforms
- smart speaker audio content
ART. 3 – WORKS FOR SUBMISSION
Publishers may enter one or more works.
ART. 4 – APPLICATION FORM
The Application Form available on the BCBF website must be submitted no later than 10 May 2021.
A shortlist of 10 finalists shall be chosen from the works submitted. The finalists may be requested to send additional material to allow the Jury to further evaluate the works in order to adjudicate the winner.
Publishers are advised to refer to the Application Form online to check the material that must be submitted to enter the Award.
ART. 5 – THE JURY
All submissions accepted for the Award shall be examined by an International Jury made up of experts in the fields of interactive and graphic design, new media, videogames, cinema and television productions. The decision of the International Jury shall be final.
ART. 6 – RIGHTS OF BOLOGNAFIERE
Publishers shall remain the exclusive owners of the titles submitted. However, they undertake to grant BolognaFiere the non-exclusive right to:
- reproduce the titles entered and accepted on posters, flyers and other printed matter pertaining to the “Bologna Children’s Book Fair” on both hard copy and digital formats;
- use, in any form, also separately, or cede to third parties of its choice, reproductions of the works submitted and accepted in the catalogue or in any other publications pertaining to the “Bologna Children’s Book Fair”, conditional upon mention of the author(s), publisher(s), and any other rights holder(s) of the work in question.
BolognaFiere furthermore shall have the right to reproduce, also in part, the works submitted and accepted. BolognaFiere accepts no liability for eventual errors and omissions.
ART. 7 – THE AWARD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Award shall be assigned to the Publisher among the shortlisted works. The developers and/or producers of the multimedia works shall be awarded together with the publisher. In the event of a joint publication, the Award shall be attributed to both co-publishers but presented to the publisher who first submitted the application form. For the purposes of the competition, only those titles expressly indicated as co-publications shall be regarded as such.
ART. 8 – CANCELLATION OR CHANGES TO THE COMPETITION
BolognaFiere may, at its sole discretion, cancel the Award or change the dates without anything whatsoever being due to the participants.
ART. 9 – NATURE OF THE COMPETITION
The competition governed by these Regulations qualifies for exemption referred to in Art. 6 of Italian Presidential Decree (D.P.R.) no. 430 of 26 October 2001.
ART. 10 – ITALIAN JURISDICTION AND COMPETENT COURT OF LAW
Relations between the participants in this competition and BolognaFiere are governed by Italian law. All disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Italian judicial authorities and shall be the exclusive competence of the Bologna court of law.
ART. 11 – FINAL CLAUSE
Participation in the competition and use of the awards are entirely free of charge and entail no obligation or commitment of any kind beyond the participation conditions set out 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)