2013 BolognaRagazzi Prize Jurors

Warren, Cristina, André and Chris

BolognaRagazzi Digital Award

The Jury of the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award will be consisting of international experts active in digital publishing and illustration.

Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review

Warren Buckleitner has been reviewing children’s technology products since the 1980s.
He is the editor of Children’s Technology Review (childrenstech.com) and creator of the Dust or Magic Institute (www.dustormagic.com) and the Mediatech Foundation (www.mediatech.org). He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine. He is a former preschool and elementary school classroom teacher who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Cristina Mussinelli, Italian Publishers Association IDPF Board Member

Cristina Mussinelli is the LIA project coordinator as she has been focused on the issue of accessibility in publishing since 2007, when she coordinated the Pro-Access Project, funded by the European Commission within the eLearning Program, participated by the Italian Publishers Association, the Federation of European Publishers and Dedicon.
Since 1992, she has been involved in the digital and multimedia market. Since 1988 she has been responsible for the technological innovation and digital publishing areas within the Italian Publishers Association, the trade association representing more than the 90% of the Italian book publishing market, where she manages European and international projects, the digital publishing professional training course program, the Editech conference www.editech.info and the Permanent Observatory on Digital Content. Furthermore, since 2010 she has been a member of the Board of IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum), the global trade and standards association for electronic publishing, that develops and maintains the EPUB® standard.

André Letria

 André  attended the painting course at the Fine Art School of Lisbon. He has worked as an illustrator since 1992, regularly illustrating books for children and collaborating with newspapers and magazines. He won several awards such as the Portuguese Illustration Award, the Gulbenkian Award, a Silver Medal in the 3×3 annual Children’s Books contest or an Award of Excellence for Illustration by the Society for News Design (USA). His books are published in the USA, England, Spain or Italy, among others.

André has participated in international exhibitions like the Biennial of Bratislava, Bologna, Sarmede or Ilustrarte. From 2000 to 2005 he worked as a theatre set designer in a Lisbon theatre company. He has directed an animation short film (Zé Pimpão, “O acelera”) and a series (Foxy & Meg), both awarded and adapted from books with his illustrations. In 2010, he founded Pato Lógico Edições.

Chris Meade if:book

Chris Meade is Director of if:book, the think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age. He was previously Director of Booktrust and the Poetry Society, ran “Imagination Services” for Birmingham libraries, devising innovative projects to promote creative reading and writing. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing & New Media and is author of articles, plays and www.insearchoflosttim.net, a digital novella. More at www.futureofthebook.org.uk and my blog www.bookfutures.com

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