Established in 2013, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year is an extraordinary occasion to highlight publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activity for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year.
The prize, organized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and AIE - Italian Publishers Association in partnership with IPA – International Publishers Association, awards those publishers who have most distinguished themselves for their professional and intellectual skills in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. At the same time, the prize is designed to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas among different countries, areas and cultural identities across the world.
The five publishers, in each of the six geographical areas, most recommended by publishers registered at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019-21, by Publishers' Associations around the world, and by Institutions devoted to the promotion of books and reading will then enter a shortlist of finalists published on the Bologna Children's Book Fair website from 20 May 2021.
The announcement of the winners will be held live during the days of the BCBF Special Online Edition (14-17 June 2021).