International Binding Competition

John Mellerio
2 years ago
Society of Bookbinders > International Binding Competition

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the International Bookbinding Competition 2021. Since its introduction in 1999, the Competition has developed into one of the most successful regular exhibitions of the craft. Its success has been in the variety of work represented, with fine binding sitting happily alongside restoration and book arts. It is a truly international event, with the 2019 Competition attracting entries from twenty-one different countries. 

This year there will be prizes awarded over five main categories: fine binding, book arts, case binding, restoration and historic binding. There will also be awards for craftsmanship, design, best newcomer and many more, with a total prize fund of over £6,500! 

Please click the 2021 Information Leaflet button below for more information, including a full list of awards.

How to Enter

Please register your interest in entering the International Bookbinding Competition 2021 by subscribing to the mailing list using the link below. This is the main way we will update you with the latest Competition news and information. 

All subscribers to the mailing list will be sent an entry form at the beginning of April 2021, and the form will also be available to complete on the Society’s website.

Deadline to complete your entry form: 

Friday 30th April 2021

Please make sure your book(s) arrive with us between: 

Monday 10th May – Saturday 15th May 2021

For any enquiries please contact Competition Organiser Ben Hendy