Reserved for children's literature books

The Municipal Administration on the occasion of the 20 ^ edition of the SALONE DEL LIBRO PER RAGAZZI program in Bra from 13 to 19 May 2019, announces the 20 ^ edition of the


In order to promote quality production in children's literature, which stimulates the taste for reading in childhood and transmits human, social and cultural values ​​fundamental to the psychological development of the child.


The competition is open to all major 18 members who can participate for the following category:

  • Literary Prize G. Arpino for authors of books for children divided into two sections

  • books for kids from 6 to 11 years

  • books for kids from 12 to 15 years

The works can be presented directly by the author or through the publishing house that published them. Each author can participate with one job.

Books must be sent by March 25 2019 to the Organizing Committee of the award at the Cultural Office of the City of Bra - Piazza Caduti for Freedom 20 - 12042 Bra (CN)

Participants must attach n. 10 copies of the submitted works.


All works will be examined by readers of proven experience to identify works worthy of note, which will then be examined by the Secretariat of the Competition that will choose the five finalist texts, which will be decreed within 08 April 2019.

The names of the finalists will be published on the official website of the Municipality of Bra, www.comune.bra.cn.it.

The five finalists will be judged by juries composed exclusively of boys / girls belonging to the last two classes of the elementary school and the three classes of lower secondary schools. These juries will form the final rankings.

The decisions of the Juries will be final and the prizes may not be awarded, in the event that none of the works presented is worthy of such recognition.


Literary Prize G. Arpino for authors of books for children divided into two sections

  • books for children from 6 to 11 years - 1 ° prize € 500,00 - 2 ° prize € 250,00

  • books for children from 12 to 15 years - 1 ° p

    remio € 500,00 - 2 ° prize € 250,00


The announcement of the winners and the awarding of prizes will take place at Bra during the event, date and place to be defined.

At the end of the Award the works presented will be destined to the Municipal Library and to the libraries of the local schools.

Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of the following announcement.


The winning books will be widely publicized through newspapers, radio, television. Books already winners of previous editions of the Prize will be excluded.

For more detailed information: Culture, Tourism and Events Office - Piazza Caduti per la Libertà 20 - 12042 Bra, tel. 0172.430185 fax. 0172.418601 Info email: turismo@comune.bra.cn.it www.comune.bra.cn.it

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