Chen Bochui Awards

The Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award (CICLA) is one the longest-running literary prizes in China and one of CCBF’s highlights. Its origins lay in the heritage of the Shanghainese children’s writer Chen Bochui (1906-1997) and in the Foundation he established in 1981 to promote reading among Chinese children.

Today, the Chen Bochui awards are a competition judged by an international jury of children’s literature creators, critics and academics, invited to select the most inspiring children’s contents of the year and honour those who have contributed to make books and reading more attractive to the younger ones.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this fantastic event and send us your best picture books before 10 October 2016!

The results of the competition will be announced at the Chen Bochui Award Ceremony held in Shanghai on 17 November, on the eve of Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair.

Download your entry form here. For information and inquiries (in English), please write to




Chen Bochui Literature Foundation

Shanghai Press and Publications Administration

Baoshan District Government

With the special support of the International Board on Books for Young People


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