Online Edition
14-17 June 2021


Every year the Bologna Children's Book Fair is the place to be for the most coveted international awards in the world of children's publishing.

The BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year acknowledges the best publishers at a global level; the BolognaRagazzi Award is one of the most prestigious prizes in children’s publishing aimed at selecting the best illustrated books; the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award, celebrating the best creations in the field of digital publishing; the Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi the children’s section of Italy’s most prominent award for literature.

Two prizes are also awarded in the field of illustration: the Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Fundación SM International Illustration Award, and the ARS IN FABULA – Grant Award both supporting young emerging illustrators.

Furthermore, the annual translation competition “In Altre Parole” aimed at aspiring translators working in Italian from a range of languages encourages linguistic and cultural diversity and helps winners gain visibility in the publishing world.

Finally, as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting publishing excellence, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is now focusing on the world of research by establishing the Carla Poesio Awarda permanent prize dedicated to the best dissertations in children’s literature, currently awarded for postgraduate works in Italian University only.