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In its 9th edition, the prize is organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – the Italian Publishers Association and IPA – the International Publishers Association highlights the top children’s publishers of the year in each of the six geographical areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and Latin America, North America, Oceania. 

It acknowledges publishing excellence and encourages mutual awareness and exchange among countries and the world’s diverse cultures.

The prize-winning publishers can be nominated by the exhibitors who took in the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair and all those who registered to attend in 2020 and 2021, and national, regional or specialized publishers associations (see the 2021 Regulations). Winners of the previous BOP editions cannot be nominated, please have a look at the winners here.

The nomination form is available at this LINK and must be returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 May 2021.

The six publishing houses that will receive the highest number of nominations, one for each geographical area will be announced live during the upcoming BCBF Online Special Edition (14-17 June).

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