Although the Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been cancelled, BCBF is launching a new online project to support the children’s book community including the award ceremony for the 2020 BOP (Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year).

Here are the 2020 nominations in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. BCBF exhibitors are invited to choose and vote for their favorite publishing houses, one for each geographical area. The winners will be announced live on BCBF’s website on 4 May 2020.


Now in its 8th edition, the prize is organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with the International Publishers Association and the Italian Publishers Association AIE. It aims at acknowledging publishing experience and professional expertise as well as encouraging awareness and exchange among countries and diverse cultures.


IPA supports Bologna’s message that it is all the more important to enhance visibility of the top publishers of the year in the difficult times of COVID-19.

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