Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award

The award is one of the longest–running literary prizes in China, as well as one of the most important awards presented by CCBF. Founded in 1981 by the Shanghainese children’s writer, Chen Bochui (1906-1997).

The Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award (CICLA) is one of the longest-running literary prizes in China. Its origins lay in the heritage of the Shanghainese children’s writer, translator and educator Chen Bochui (1906-1997). Since 2014, the CICLA has been reframed as an international competition judged by a multi-disciplinary jury of children’s literature creators, critics and academics.

The CICLA stands out for its comprehensive approach. It comprises three award categories for published children’s works—Chinese language short stories, Chinese language children’s novels and international picture books. Additionally, the Chen Bochui Author of the Year and Special Contribution awards have been created to give recognition to key figures of the children’s book arena, who have contributed to make books and reading more attractive to the younger ones.

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2018 CICLA Jury

Composed of nine members—six from China and three from abroad—, the 2018 CICLA Jury is presided by Chinese writer and poet Gao Hongbo.

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CICLA Judging Process and Winners

The 2018 CICLA winners will be announced on 8 November during the ceremony held at Baoshan International Folk Arts Exhibition Centre.

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2018 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award Call for Entry

The organisers of the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award (CICLA) are glad to call all publishing houses to enter their best original picture books in the International Picture Book Award 2018.

Entry Procedure

STEP1: DIGITAL PRE-SUBMISSION
Completed entry forms should be sent back by email to the following address: cicla@sbt.cn
One entry form is required for each title submitted.

STEP 2: BOOK SHIPPING
The entry form(s) should be printed out on paper and sent, together with two samples of each book, to the following mail address:
Contact: Mr. Zhang Wei (2018 CICLA Submissions)
T: +86-21-2320 4830︱E: cicla@sbt.cn
Shanghai Book Traders
390, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200001

Entries to the 2018 CICLA closed on 30 September 2018.

Nov 08 2018
14:00 16:00

Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award

Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award Ceremony

Shanghai Baoshan International Folk Arts Exposition Centre

The Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award is one of the longest–running literary prizes in China, as well as one of the most important awards presented by CCBF. It honours authors, illustrators and professionals of children's literature who have made a great contribution to children's literature in China and the rest of the world.

This event is reserved to professionals working in the field of children’s literature.
If want to attend the ceremony, please RSVP at ccbf.vip@bfchina.net

Venue: 4788 Hu Tai Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai City, China