BO it! Imagining Bologna - International Illustration Competition


Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

March 15, 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

“BO it!” is a cultural initiative promoted by the associations Il Civico 32 and MenoPerMeno in Bologna, Italy.

Participants of the competition 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.

The shape for the 2021 edition is "Porticoes of Bologna". Download the shape, trace it or use it and create your own version of the symbol of Bologna. You can draw inside, outside the figure (or both), just stay within the square!

You can submit up to 3 different illustrations.

Selected illustrations from the previous competition


Click HERE for more illustrations.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

• 1st prize “City of Bologna”: € 1,200
• 2nd prize “Città dei Portici”: € 600
• 3rd prize “Maimeri”: fine arts articles

Competition website
For further information visit the official contest website