Thake part to the third edition of BO it!

Do you like to create images? Are you a professional illustrator or do you want to become one?

You have until 11:59 p.m. on May 15 2023 to send us your version of the “shape” of Bologna!

Download the template and make an illustration, graphic interpretation or decorative motif inside and/or outside the shape (inside the square), in free technique.

Sign up through the form on this page, attaching your artwork.

The call is international and is open to everyone, you must be born before 02.25.2005.

It is possible to participate either individually or as a collective.

How to Participate:

  • Download the official regulation and the shape
  • Use the shape, following the directions, to create your artwork. 
  • Technique is free, final submission format must be in 72 dpi, max 1 Mb.
  • Fill out the form with your informations, we will use them to contact you.
  • Each candidate or group can upload a maximum of three proposals throug three different uploads from the form.
  • Upload your artwork via this form provided, no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2023

For any difficulties in submitting you can write or send us via e-mail your application to

Fill in the form!

    Fields with * are mandatory

    Attach your illustration (in .jpg max 1 MB)

    Single Annex in PDF - Call with Annex B and C (max 1MB)

    *To participate, it is mandatory to accept and flag the two box-items right above.

    1. Open Call!

    May 15, 2023

    The illustration contest is international and it is possible to participate individually or collectively.
    Artworks, unpublished and original, can be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on Monday, May 15, 2023 through the dedicated form in the ENTER THE CONTEST of this site.

    2. Outcomes

    End of June 2023

    The 30 finalist works will be selected at the sole discretion of the jury composed of illustration and visual communication experts and representatives of sponsoring institutions by June 2023. Selected works will be communicated by contacting the finalists, and the results will be published through the competition’s institutional channels.

    3. Exhibitions

    Summer 2023 … 2024

    The official exhibition of the finalist artworks will be presented in the city of Bologna, along with a catalog and will be organized a series of activities about the results of the contest, including traveling exhibitions in bookstores throughout the biennium 2023-2024, until the next edition of the prize!