Chen Bochui children’s literature award debut

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/3/29 19:23:40

Shanghai International Children's Book Fair and an annual theme releasing ceremony for the Original Illustration Exhibition of 2018 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award were recently unveiled at Bologna International Center in Italy.

It was also the debut of the Original Illustration Exhibition of Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award at Bologna Children's Book Fair, the world's oldest, largest and most influential children's publication fair.

The exhibition showcased the history and development of the award, 36 prize-winning books in all of the four sessions of the award from 2014 to 2017, and nearly 70 excellent works that competed at the original Illustration Exhibitions of Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Among them were works by professional illustrators from China, Canada, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Denmark, Argentina, and also paintings by ordinary readers who had read Chen Bochui, of whom the youngest was only 3 years old.

The theme of the Original Illustration Exhibition of 2018 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award was also officially released at Bologna Children's Book Fair. This year's exhibition took "Dreamers: Do You Still Remember Your Childhood Dreams?" as the theme and solicited works from international illustrators. The jury will choose one first prize winner of the year, and the prize will be a design contract worth 80,000 yuan ($12,719) before tax. Other outstanding works will serve as permanent collections of Shanghai Baoshan International Folk Art Expo Center.

This story was based on a press release by the municipal government.

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