Welcome to the Virtual Exhibition of the Silent Book Contest – Gianni De Conno Award 2021, the first international contest dedicated to books without words, now at its VIII edition.  An exhibition project conceived as a visual and involving journey through the images of the 14 finalist projects of the SBC 2021 and the 7 winning books of the sevent previous editions.

THE FINALISTS

Click on the covers to discover more about the stories and the authors. You’ll also find inside an extract of the illustrated pages of the books.

ALL ALONE WITHOUT A PHONE

There Rausch Potgieter (South Africa)

GRAINS FEATHER

Deimantė Rybakovienė (Lithuania)

IO SONO BLU

Irene Guglielmi (Italy)

LA NOTTE E LA BAMBINA

Sophie Fatus (France)

LAMELLA

Ágnes Bertóthy (Hungary)

LIGHT OF LIFE

Rita Nikiforova (Latvia)

MATILDE'S BACKPACK

Cognolato, del Francia, Sardo (Italy)

MR. TEARS-GO-AWAY

Yao Jian (China)

ON SILENT WAVES

Desislava Georgieva (Bulgaria)

PER TUTTA UNA VITA

Anna Spreafico (Italy)

THE LONE TRAVELER

Lisha Jiang (China)

THE WINTER IN THE NORTHEAST

Wang Pin Yi (China)

WAITING

Violeta Gomez (Spain)

WHERE IS MY HOME?

Masha Shebeko (Russia)

EXTRA CONTENTS

Find below additional and exclusive contents: press release, video testimonies of the jurors talking about the contest and giving advices to the aspiring participants, and all the winners of the past editions.

A SPECIAL THANKS

Since the first edition in 2014, Bologna Childrenʼs Book Fair has been our travel companion, partner and promoter of the Silent Book Contest, hosting every year with success the presentation ceremony and the exhibition of the finalists projects, contributing to its international growth and diffusion. So this year again we are together virtually: the BCBF 2021 Online Edition and the SBC2021 Virtual Exhibition.

Virtual Exhibition Project conceived by: Carthusia Edizioni, Costanza India De Conno

Contest organized and promoted by: Carthusia Edizioni

In collaboration with: Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Salone Internazionale del libro di Torino, Comune di Mulazzo, Associazione Montereggio Paese dei Librai, IOB International Organisation of Book Towns

With the patronage of: Ibby Italia

Contest under the auspices of: Centro per il libro e la lettura

With the contribution of: BPER Banca

Media Partners: Rai Ragazzi, Rai Radio 3

Organizational committee: Patrizia Zerbi, Costanza India De Conno, Francesco Zamboni