For each book project sent to the competition a complete layout should be created. The layout must be a single digital file with a maximum size of 10Mb, exclusively in high quality PDF format.
The book project should be presented on double pages with a format of 57cms in width by 28.5cms in height ( to give a closed format of 28.5cms x 28.5cms and opening from right to left ).
Please note, registrations will open on July 2015 .
Entry fee is 50 Euro ( approx. 56 USD ) for each book project ( a maximum of three book projects per single author is permitted ). Eligibility Participation is open to all illustrators with new book project of any nationality, place of birth or residence, provided that they are over theage of 18 on the 31st of December 2015 . Prize An international Jury will select from five to ten finalists to be announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2016 .
The author of the book project selected as winner will receive an award of 4.500 Euro ( approx. 5,050 USD ) as advance against royalties and a publishing agreement according to international standards. The winning book project will be published by Carthusia Edizioni .
The award ceremony will be held in August 2016 at Montereggio di Mulazzo, Italy.