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Since 1966, the BolognaRagazzi Award is given to a book that excels in terms of production quality, visual text and the unique way it broadens the imaginative powers and knowledge of children and adolescents. Special attention is paid not only to the graphic and formal aspects of the book, but also to its semantic features and communicative impact. It is an award designed to acknowledge the excellent balance of technical, artistic and communicational elements, and harmony of written and visual texts.
There are four main Award categories: Fiction, Non Fiction, Opera Prima (for unpublished authors and illustrators) and, from this year, the new permanent BCBF category Comics, divided into 3 sections: Early Reader, Middle Grade, and Young Adult.
The jury is also asked to give a special New Horizons award to a particularly innovative book, which opens its eyes to new horizons. Every year, the BRAW features also one or two special categories.
The special category of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2020 is dedicated to CINEMA.
Let’s take a look at the 2020 winners: check out the special book trailers we created to celebrate them!
FICTION MEINE LIEBSTEN DINGE MÜSSEN MIT
Text by Sepideh Sarihi Illustrations by Julie Völk Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, 2018
NON FICTION MARIE CURIE. NEL PAESE DELLA SCIENZA
Text by Irène Cohen-Janca Illustrations by Claudia Palmarucci Orecchio Acerbo, Italy, 2019
OPERA PRIMA WHERE IS YOUR SISTER?
Text and illustrations by Puck Koper Two Hoots, UK, 2019
NEW HORIZONS LULLABY FOR GRANDMOTHER
Text and illustrations by Iwona Chmielewska
BIR Publishing , South Korea, 2019
COMICS - EARLY READER WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY HENRIETTA
Text and art by Ricardo Liniers Colours and lettering by Rémi Chaurand Toon Books, USA, 2015
COMICS - MIDDLE GRADE IMBATTABLE. JUSTICE ET LÉGUMES FRAIS
Text and art by Pascal Jousselin Dupuis, Belgium, 2017
COMICS - YOUNG ADULT THE SHORT ELEGY
Text and art by Animo Chen Locus Publishing, Taiwan, 2019
Script by Javier Sáez Castán Illustrations by Manuel Marsol Fulgencio Pimentel, Orfeu Negro, Orecchio Acerbo; Spain, Portugal, Italy; 2019