59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Illustrators Wall - Call for entry

The initiative is curated by BCBF

For the second year running, the Illustrators Wall will also take the form of a completely new, completely digital notice board open to all.

The digital walls will be endless, welcoming all the enthusiastic contributions of illustrators, graphic designers and artists, whether already well known or at the very beginning of their careers.


Call for entry:
from 31 May
to 4 June 2021


ONLINE on BCBF website

Are you interested in participating in this event?


  • To participate in the initiative, proceed to buy – available starting 31 May 2021 until 4 June 2021 – and then upload your contribution and data.
  • Please read the rules carefully before making your purchase.







Partecipation fee for the ILLUSTRATORS WALL

20.00 €

+ taxes if applicable

Event description

The Illustrators Wall is one of the key hubs of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, greeting visitors as soon as they enter the trade show with its walls covered with posters, drawing, photos, images and contact details.

Even before the opening of BCBF2021, the Wall will already start filling up in the early spring with this completely new, completely digital version open to all.

The 2nd edition of the Illustrators Wall will remain online from 26 April to 31 August 2021 offering visitors the chance to explore it contents over time, and giving illustrators from all over the world a priceless opportunity to introduce and promote their work with an image and personal profile including contact details and other useful professional information (e-mail, website, social profile).

The Illustrators Wall will be promoted from May through August 2021 on all the BCBF offcial digital channels.

The Digital Illustrators Wall will be limitless, welcoming all the enthusiastic contributions from illustrators, graphic designers and artists, both well known or just starting out.



Click on “BUY NOW”. On the next screenshot, add the event you have chosen to the cart

Proceed to check-out, completing the payment details (personal data and payment method)

Activation code. On purchase completion, you will receive a confirmation mail with the activation code for the service you have purchased

Accessing the reserved area. To activate your purchase, go to the reserved Visitors’ section of the BCBF website (or register if you haven’t already done so). Insert the activation code you received by e-mail 

Participation instructions. Once you have correctly activated the service, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate in the event you have purchased 

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If you have problems or need assistance during purchase, please contact: bf@archimedia.it

If you have problems or need assistance during upload materials, please contact: internationalguest@bolognafiere.it

What happened in previous edition?


Over 2,500 illustrators from 80 countries in the 5 continents signed up for the first edition of the Illustrators Wall, the online version of the Bologna Book Fair’s historic wall created for the 2020 BCBF Online Edition.

Contributions were divided by continent and country and gave details of each image, its title, and the name and country of the author.

The Wall was active for 5 days during the 2020 BCBF Online Edition