Bédélys Awards


Bédélys International Award

Best comic book published in French outside of Québec.

Bédélys Youth Award

Best French-language comic book published in Quebec for an audience of 7 to 12 years of age. The award is determined by a vote of several juries, each composed of a librarian and group of young readers from participating libraries of Montreal. These youth-led juries have managed the award since the year 2000.

Bédélys Independent Award

A pair of awards for the best self-published comics created in Quebec, with separate awards for comics published in French (Indépendent) AND English (Independent). Each award is accompanied by a grant of $1000 and they will share an exhibitor table at next MCAF, furnished by the Montreal Comic Arts Festival.


For the first time ever you can now submit english-language comic books for the Bédélys Independent Award. You have until January 15th, 2020 to participate. These are the conditions to submit your book :

  • Submit two copies of your book and include a return address
  • The comic book has to have been published in Québec in 2019
  • The book CANNOT have been distributed professionally

Send Your Application

  • MCAF’s office : 2275 Saint-Joseph Boulevard E., 1-130, Montreal (Québec) H2H 1G4
  • Planète BD Bookstore : To the attention of François, 4077 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal (Québec) H2W 2M7
  • Monet Bookstore : To the attention of Hélène, 2752 De Salaberry Street, Montreal (Québec) H3M 1L3
  • Pantoute Bookstore : To the attention of Marco, 1100 Saint-Jean Street, Québec (Québec) G1R 1S5

Bédélys Québec Award

Best French-language comic book created and published in Quebec. The award is accompanied by a grant of $1000, furnished by the Friends of the Library of Montreal, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993, with the goal of promoting reading activities and making books more widely accessible.