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. In total, the open call received 144 short stories and 88 Chinese books for the first two categories, and 317 international picture books for the last category. The works come from more than 30 countries and regions, which reflects the growing international influence of CICLA.

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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CICLA Judging Process and Winners

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

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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.

Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award Regulations

Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award Regulations

2019 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award is coming soon.

Entry Procedure

2019 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award is coming soon.

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