Bolognaragazzi Award 2023

The BolognaRagazzi Award honours the finest productions in terms of graphic and editorial qualities. As the BRAW key word is innovation, the prize represents an amazing opportunity to learn where the industry is heading through a first-hand understanding of ongoing trends and experimentation. Across the years, the BRAW has been a great international launch pad for authors and illustrators, leading to the sale of rights of the winning books in many new countries. The award encompasses four main categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Opera Prima (a prize for first-time authors and illustrators), and Comics. The annual special category is dedicated to Photography. The international jury can also confer a special New Horizons recognition, for particularly innovative books that introduce the readers to new visions and perspectives.

This edition saw 2349 books submitted by 644 publishers from 59 countries – an increase of 134 titles compared to 2022.