Get the latest updates in your inbox and sign up for more info!
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There are four main Award categories: Fiction, Non Fiction, Opera Prima (for unpublished authors and illustrators) and, from this year, the new permanent BCBF category Comics, divided into 3 sections: Early Reader, Middle Grade, and Young Adult.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!
Text by Sepideh Sarihi
Illustrations by Julie Völk
Beltz & Gelberg, Germany, 2018
Text by Irène Cohen-Janca
Illustrations by Claudia Palmarucci
Orecchio Acerbo, Italy, 2019
Text and illustrations by Puck Koper
Two Hoots, UK, 2019
Text and art by Ricardo Liniers
Colours and lettering by Rémi Chaurand
Toon Books, USA, 2015
Text and art by Pascal Jousselin
Dupuis, Belgium, 2017
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