The International Bookbinding Competition


Abertas as incrições para o The International Bookbinding Competition, organizada pelo The Society of Bookbinders. As inscrições vão até 29 de maio de 2015. As informações abaixo foram copiadas do site:

Segue abaixo as principais informações sobre a Competição.


The International Bookbinding Competition is held every two years and runs in conjunction with the Society’s biennial conference. Like the Conference it has grown over the years and now attracts, on average, around one hundred entries from countries all around the world.

Since the Competition started in 1999 it has developed into one of the most successful regular exhibitions of the craft. Its success has been in the variety of work which is represented, with fine binding sitting happily alongside restoration and book-arts. The Competition runs in conjunction with the Society’s biennial Conference, and attracts around one hundred entries from countries all around the world. In 2015 there will be fifteen prizes awarded over five categories, including two new awards. We are also pleased to announce that there will be an exhibition catalogue which will include colour images of every book, and each entrant will receive a copy.

The winning entries will be announced at the Society’s Conference at Keele University on 20th – 23rd August 2015. Awards will be presented on the first evening of the Conference. All the entries will be exhibited at the Conference for the duration, after which the winning books will be exhibited at Shepherds, London and George Bayntun’s Bookshop, Bath. Dates for these venues will be advertised on the Society website.

Entrants should register before the 29th May 2015 by completing a registration form which can be downloaded here (PDF). Alternativelly, you can download a MS Word version here. The period for submission of bindings is 22nd – 26th June 2015.

Entrants submitting work to the competition do so in the knowledge that if their work is selected for an award, it will be retained by the Society for the touring exhibition, and will only be returned following the final venue. Photographs of winning books will be taken for use on Competition promotional material. Full entry details and instructions for delivering your books will be sent out with the acknowledgment of registration. Please email your registration forms to the address on this leaflet.

Please do not send books until you have registered!

For all enquiries please contact competition organisers Hannah Brown and Arthur Green.

iew / download registratation form (PDF)