1 – AIMS
In the framework of the 60h Bologna Children’s Book Fair, BolognaFiere and AIE - Italian Publishers Association, in partnership with IPA – International Publishers Association will be awarding the 11th BOP prize - Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year.
The aim is to highlight the editorial projects, professional skills and intellectual qualities of work produced by publishing houses all over the world in 2022. At the same time, the prize is designed to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas among different countries, diverse areas and cultural identities across the globe. Six prizes shall be awarded, one for each geographical area: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Central, Caribbean and South America and Oceania.
The prize consists of a certificate acknowledging the achievement and shall be awarded to the prize-winning publishers during the 2023 Bologna Children’s Book Fair official opening on 6th March 2023. BolognaFiere shall promote the prize-winning publishers by means of its communication tools (website, newsletter, etc.) and a major international press campaign; and will also provide the winners with special visibility at the fair, through a dedicated showcase and a sign of distinction on their stands.
2 – REQUIREMENTS
All publishers specializing in children's books or with relevant production lines dedicated to young readers (including non-exhibitors for BCBF 2023) can be nominated. Winners of the previous Bologna Prize editions cannot be nominated for the 2023 contest.
The prize-winning publishers shall be chosen by all exhibitors taking part in the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2023, on the basis of a series of nominations made by the publishers registered for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the period 2019-2023, by the Publishers' Associations from all over the world, and by the institutions dedicated to the promotion of books and reading.
3 – SELECTION PROCESS
Members of International Publishers Associations, cultural institutions devoted to book and reading promotion worldwide and the publishing houses registered for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the period 2019-2022 are invited to nominate a maximum of seventeen publishing houses, of which up to five from their own geographical area (not necessarily their own country) and up to two nominations from each of the other geographical areas. Winners of the previous Bologna Prize editions cannot be put forward and it is not possible for publishers to nominate themselves.
Nominations must be made by 21st January 2023 by filling in the prize application form.
BolognaFiere, AIE and IPA shall collect the names of candidate publishing houses and proceed to make five nominations for each geographical area by counting the number of applications received.
These five nominations shall form the set of candidate publishers for the prize and the names of the publishing houses will be published in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair website from 29 January 2023.
Exhibitors at the 2023 Bologna Children’s Book Fair shall be invited to select the publishing house of their choice by filling in the prize form available in the reserved area of the Book Fair website accessible using the password already distributed. The deadline for selection shall be 16th February 2023.
4 – CANCELLATION AND CHANGES
BolognaFiere and/or AIE - Italian Publishers Association shall be entitled to cancel the prize initiative at their own discretion. Said judgement shall be final and nothing shall be due by BolognaFiere or AIE.
5 – PRIVACY
BolognaFiere undertakes to process the personal data of the Award participants in compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679, as well as the guidelines and provisions of the Data Protection Authority and any other applicable legislation.
6 – TYPE OF INITITATIVE
The prize initiative covered by the regulations hereto shall be subject to the exemption provisions of art. 6 Italian Presidential Decree no. 430 dated 26th October 2001.
7 – LAW AND COURT WITH JURISDICTION
The relations between the participants in this prize initiative shall be governed by Italian law. Any dispute shall be referred to the Italian judicial authorities and Bologna Court shall be the sole court with jurisdiction.
8 – FINAL PROVISIONS
Participation in the initiative and use of the prizes shall be absolutely free of charge and shall not entail any constraints or commitments of any type other than the requirements specified in the regulations hereto.
BolognaFiere: Monica Garuti, firstname.lastname@example.org
AIE – Italian Publishers Association: Paola Seghi - Emanuela Pinto, ph. +39 02 89280801, email@example.com
IPA – International Publishers Association: Olivier Borie, firstname.lastname@example.org