The exhibition will be organized concurrently with the 59th edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair from March 21 to 24.

Mitra Abdollahi, Amir Alai, Mona Amoli, Mohammad Babakuhi, Reza Dalvand, Alireza Golduzian and Sana Habibi-Rad are among the Iranian illustrators.

Pedram Kazeruni, Narges Mohammadi, Fereshteh Najafi, Narjes Khatun (Sara) Saberi Fumani, Nushin Sadeqian and Nushin Safakhu are other Iranian Participants.

The 56th Illustrators Exhibition recieved submissions from 3,873 artists from 92 countries.

An international jury made up of Barroux from France, Nana Fuiya from Japan, Agata Loth-Ignaciuk from Poland, Irene Savino from Venezuela and Valerio Vidali from Italy shrtlisted 318 finalists.

The jurors have just gathered in Bolonga to review this year's entries for the Illstrators Exhibition, and select the winners.

The aims of the Illustrators Exhibition are to bring illustrators and publishers together and to promote illustrators and their work among publishers.

Iranian illustrators and publishers have always been among the frequent participants of the exhibition and the Bolonga Children's Book Fair.

The Bolonga Children's Book Fair 2021 honored Tuti Books, a major publication house based in Tehran, with the BOP - Bolonga Prize for the Best Children's Publishers of the Year in Asia.

This was the first time a publisher from Iran won the prestigious award, which was established in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BCBF.

After twp years of vitual encounters, the organizers have announced that this year's fair once again will be held in person.

The Bolonga Book Plus(BBPlus) will also be organized physically. The new initiative to reach a wider professional audience across the global publishing industry was organized for the first time in 2021.

Source:Tehran Times