Shanghai book fair awards open for entry

Shanghai book fair awards open for entry

The Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) 2016 has opened its awards for entry, including two prizes for international children’s literature.

The international Chen Bochui Award is for ‘best picture book of the year’ and is open to books published any where in the world. Publishers of illustrated books before 20th September and the winner will be announced on 17th November. 

The fair also runs the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Award, open internationally and the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Programme (SHVIP), which pays for publishers from across the world to take part to attend CCBF.

The fair will take place this year 18-20th November and will be divided into three areas; rights, retail and general interest. More than 300 exhibitors from 30 countries are expected to attend.

CCBF director Randy Wang said: “Shanghai has always had a reputation as the vibrant international commercial and cultural hub of China, and we are very much a part of that scene. CCBF is the only fair devoted solely to children’s literature and content in all its forms, and our home in Shanghai means that we are ideally placed to attract publishers from all over the world.”

More details on how to enter the competitions of apply to take part in SHVIP are available on the fair’s website.