Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Bologna Grant Criteria:

Each year, a panel of judges will review submissions to this grant online. Two winners will each receive a ticket to the Bologna Book Fair, travel fare, and a stipend for accommodations. Winners will have an opportunity to show their portfolios to publishing professionals, display their portfolio at our industry party in Bologna, and attend the prestigious fair.

The submission should consist of three or four images without text that best showcase your portfolio. 

Your art style and visual story must be appropriate for one of these two specific audiences/book genres (Choose one):

-Full color, intended for a picture book for 4 to 7-year-olds
-Black and white, intended for a middle grade book for 8 to 11-year-olds


You must be a current SCBWI member to submit.

Submissions are open December 1, 2022–December 22, 2022. Submission portal closes at midnight EST.
Winners will be notified by January 17th, 2023