After successfully organising the International Bookbinding Competition
for the last four years, Stuart and Louise Brockman handed over to
Hannah Brown and Arthur Green. 2011 also brought a few changes to
the Competition, with support from some new sponsors, five categories
instead of four, and a new award to encourage newcomers to bookbinding.
As in previous years the Competition has attracted interest from around the world. There have been 75 entries, from 61 binders, from the following 16 countries: England, Wales, Argentina, USA, Belgium, Israel, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Australia, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Switzerland, Lithuania, France and Denmark.
Judging took place on 26th June 2011. This year’s judges were: Jane Rutherston (Head Book Conservator at The Victoria and Albert Museum), Glenn Bartley (Bookbinder and Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders), and Royston Haward (Conservator at The British Library).
A catalogue containing pictures of all 75 bindings entered in the 2011SoB International Bookbinding Competition can be purchased online here.
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