The international illustration competition “BO it!” aims to enhance the city of Bologna through an artistic and creative interpretation of the icons that identify it, such as monuments and other symbols.
The competition is international and open to everyone of any age; it is possible to participate as an individual or as a group of people. Participants are asked to create an illustration, a graphic interpretation or a decorative motif within or outside (or both) the outline of a monument or icon, provided in an annex to the call, with free technique.
Each year a different shape will be proposed. The outline for the 2019 edition is the Two Towers: the Asinelli and the Garisenda. A qualified jury will select up to 30 works for one or more urban exhibitions, including three winners.
The selected works will be presented to the public in an urban exhibition, that will be held in a downtown area selected by the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, in conjunction with the events of the Children’s Book Fair.
The three winning works will be reproduced, integrally or partially, in a collection of merchandising on Bologna.
The call will close on January 31, 2019.