International Competition 2019 Review

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Fifteen prizes over five categories were awarded in 2019.IBC_Cat_2017_2

The 2019 winning entries were announced at the Society’s Conference at Bath University. Awards were presented on 29th August and all entries were exhibited at the Conference for the duration.


Fine Binding  – First Prize
Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd – The John Coleman Trophy

Rahel Scheufele (Switzerland)
The Periodic Table, Primo Levi
Fine Binding – Second Prize 
Haein Song (UK)
The Songlines / Bruce Chatwin / Folio Society / 2010

The Complete Book First prize – The Portnall Award 
Manuel Mazzotti (UK)
I DO – I UNDO – I REDO, Manuel Mazzotti & Harriet Bruce, Self published, 2019

The Complete Book Second prize 
Ann Tout (UK)
To the Sydney Gardens   –   Artist’s Book  2019

Case Binding First Prize – The Judges’ Award
Jane Adams (UK)
L’Allegro and Il Penseroso, John Milton and William Blake, The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1954

Restoration First Prize – The Bernard Middleton Trophy 
John Richards (UK)

Historic Binding First Prize – The ABA Educational Trust 
Sean Richards (USA)
Blank Book
The Wyvern Bindery Award for Best Newcomer
Amy Kitcherside (UK)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Victor Gollancz Ltd, First Published 1938

Fine Cut International Award for Finishing
Glenn Malkin (UK)
The Pyed Pyper. Illustrated by Angela Lemaire. Old Stile Press, 2002

Harmatan Leather Award for Forwarding
Percy So (Hong Kong)
Ame Ni Mo Makezu/Kenji Miyazawa/Kotosubo Japan/2016

Incline Press Dave Godin Memorial Award for Animal-Free Binding
Cinco ± (Spain)
Aunque la pena no, Olvido García Valdés. Madrid, Del Centro de Editores, 2012.  Ed.43/100

J Hewit & Sons Awards for Excellence in Design 
Coleen Curry (USA)
TOUCHEZ-VOIR / Morina Mongin /  2018

J Hewit & Sons Awards for Excellence in Craftsmanship 
Paul Johnson (UK)
Samuel Palmer has tea with Utamaro
People’s choice award

Ingeir Djuvik (Norway)

‘Vinterfugler’, Lars Jonsson, Gyldendal, 2016