Virtual Illustrators Wall

The Illustrators Wall is among the best-loved places at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. One of the first things you come across on entering the trade show, this impromptu array of posters, drawings, photographs, pictures, and contact details welcomes visitors each year.

In the run-up to BCBF2024 – at last, once again an in-person event – the unique, entirely digital, version of The Wall accessible to all will start gathering force as early as the end of February. The 2021 edition received postings by over 900 illustrators from 71 countries. An unprecedented success, this special website section was the most visited from March-August 2023 with 10,000 hits and 49,000 pages visited.

The 5th edition of the Illustrators Wall will stay online from 15 March through to 30 September 2024. The Wall offers visitors and sector professionals an opportunity to explore what’s happening in illustration throughout the world; it also gives participating illustrators an exceptional chance to show what they can do and introduce themselves, providing their email, website, social profile and bio. The Illustrators Wall will be promoted from March through September 2024 on all BCBF 2024’s digital channels. It will also be given wide visibility during the Bologna event. The digital Illustrators Wall has no physical limits and so can host all the talent and enthusiasm of illustrators, graphic artists, and artists - whoever and wherever they are.

To post your illustration, all you have to do is go to the OPEN UP section of our BCBF website, from 09 January to 09 March 2024, purchase your entry ticket and upload your artwork together with your personal data.


We look forward to seeing you on the Wall.

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