2017 Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition

NOTE – this is for the 2017 Bologna Book Fair.



Deadline extended for SCBWI members worldwide

Even though the SCBWI stand won't be back at the Bologna Book Fair until 2018 (we are there every other year), illustrators can still submit their work to the 2017 Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition. Entry to the Exhibition is free and entitles you to a pass granting you admission to the 2017 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

SCBWI members once again receive an extended deadline to enter. 

The deadline for submitting artwork for the Bologna Children's Book Fair was 7 October 2016 though SCBWI members have an additional 6 weeks until 22 November 2016. To submit artwork, follow the Submission Guidelines and Rules of Entry on the book fair's website (see link below), be sure your SCBWI membership is up-to-date and write "SCBWI Member" on the outside of your submissions envelope.

The Bologna Illustrators' Exhibition selects artwork from illustrators around the globe for display at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and publishes selected art in the Illustrators Annual in cooperation with Chronicle Books USA and JBBY Japanese Board on Books for Young People. Each illustrator who contributes receives free entry into the Bologna Children's Book Fair regardless of if their work is selected for exhibition.

For more information, including post details, visit the fair's website: How to take part | Bologna Children's Book Fair

Showcase Schedule

We are packed and just about ready.

View the complete Showcase Schedule here.

See you in Bologna. 

Our Bologna Location ….

Our Booth has been assigned. 

We are located at 

stand B/74 in pavilion 26. 
DO drop by and say HELLO!!!
And wait till you see our new look booth … it is SUPER! 

BiG Winners and the shortlist

Just announced at the New York Winter Conference the BiG winner and the honourable mentions.

See all the shortlisted entries, the winner and other finallists at our BiG Winners and Shortlist page

Congratulations Rongyuan Ma (New England Region). 



Thanks to Debbie Ohi for these photos.

This is Team Bologna

Presenting … TEAM BOLOGNA.

team bologna 2016

For more about the crew visit here.

We look forward to meeting many of you in Bologna this April.