1 – AIMS
In the framework of the 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair, BolognaFiere and AIE – Italian Publishers Association, in partnership with IPA – International Publishers Association will be awarding the 9th 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 2020. 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-South America and Oceania. The award-winning publishing houses will be announced within the framework of the 2021 BCBF Online Special Edition (14-17 June). BolognaFiere shall promote the prize-winning publishers by means of its communication tools (website, social networks, etc.) and a major international press campaign.
2 – REQUIREMENTS
Exhibitors can nominate all publishing houses specialized in children’s books or which have major production lines dedicated to young readers (including non-exhibitors for BCBF 2019-2021).
The prize-winning publishers shall be chosen by the exhibitors taking part in the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair and all those who registered to attend in 2020 and 2021, by Publishers Associations and cultural institutions devoted to book and reading promotion worldwide. Exhibitors 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 15 May 2021 by filling in the prize application form provided by Bologna Children’s Book Fair, AIE and IPA.
3 – SELECTION PROCESS
Bologna Children’s Book Fair, AIE and IPA shall collect the names of nominated publishing houses and proceed to establish six awards, one for each geographical area, by counting the number of nominations received. The six publishing houses receiving the highest number of nominations, one for each geographical area, will be the winners of the 2021 BOP Award. The award-winning publishing houses will be announced within the framework of the 2021 BCBF Online Special Edition (14-17 June). BolognaFiere shall promote the prize-winning publishers by means of its communication tools (website, social networks, etc.) and a major international press campaign.
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, email@example.com , AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori, firstname.lastname@example.org
IPA - International Publishers Association: Olivier Borie, email@example.com