Welcome to the Virtual Exhibition of the Silent Book Contest – Gianni De Conno Award 2020, the first international contest dedicated to books without words, now at its VII edition.  An exhibition project conceived as a visual and involving journey through the images of the 12 finalist projects of the SBC 2020 and the 6 winning books of the six previous editions.

Here are 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 THE LONELY PEOPLE

Mariann Maray (Hungary)

BOLEZN

Rina Allek (Russia)

GAME, SET, MATCH

Bistra Masseva (Bulgaria)

HABITAT

Giulia Bazzu, Laura Maggioni (Italy)

HEY, I'M GREY

Daria Solak (Poland)

HIDE AND SEEK

David Hearn (UK)

LA SCIARPA BLU

Agnese Leone (Italy)

LA SERRA

Giovanni Colaneri (Italy)

ODORI DELLA STRADA

Olga Shevchenko (Russia)

THE NIGHT HUNT

Lucie Stastna (Czech Republic)

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. Also this year, we are together in this new and experimental challenge: the BCBF 2020 Online Special Edition and the #SBC2020 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, Ilaria Maurri, Gianni Tarantola, Costanza India De Conno