Last Friday list of winners of this year’s Designer Bookbinders Annual Competition was announced. Most of the names are familiar to those following the competition through the years.
This year’s ‘Set Book’ was 1984 by George Orwell. Competition is open to any residents of the UK and Fellows of Designer Bookbinders.
The Mansfield Medal for Best Book in the Competition
Folio Society prize for the Set Book
1st Prize: Luke Hornus
2nd Prize: Clare Bryan
The Clothworkers’ Prize for Open Choice Book
The Sally Lou Smith Prize for Forwarding
Prize for Finishing given by St Bride Foundation
The Arthur Johnson Award (judged by Bernard Middleton)
The Elizabeth Greenhill award for Gold Tooling
The Ash Rare Books Lettering award
The J. Hewit & Sons prize
The Harmatan Leather Ltd prize
The Judges’ award (donated by Maggs Bros)
The Shepherds prize for Book Arts
Four Highly Commended Certificates (given by Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
I’d like to congratulate all the winners and give my respect to all the participants of the competition. At the same time I want to particularly note three people: Clare Bryan, Patrick Gibbins and Sarah Ruddick have won the Designer Bookbinders prize for the first time (Sarah Ruddick have received a Highly Commended Certificate last year).
More photos are available at the following Facebook accounts:
You can see all these books and other entries from 27th November until 10th December 2015 at:
St Bride Foundation
The opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 12 – 6pm (Thursday 3rd December 12 – 8pm.)
If you want to participate in the next competition, you can find more information at the Designer Bookbinders web site. All other applicants may participate in the International Completion. Unfortunately, you are late for the Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2017. Application process was closed in the end of October, 2015.
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