Volume 27 - Spring 2009


The Society of Bookbinders International Competition


Entries are invited for the 2009 Society of Bookbinders International Competition, which will coincide with the Society's Conference in August at Warwick University. Entries can be made in one or more of the four categories listed - Fine Binding, Conserved / Restores/ Period binding, The Complete Book and Cased Binding.

J Hewit and Sons have been a sponsor of the competition for many years and currently sponsor the J Hewit and Sons awards for Excellence in Design, Craftsmanship and Innovation.

Anyone can enter - Society members and non-members, whether in the UK or overseas.

Winning entries will be announced at the Society's Biennial Education & Training Conference, which is being held at Warwick University, 20 - 23rd August 2009.

Prizes totalling over £6000 were awarded to the 17 prize-winners of the 2007 Competition. Prizes will be awarded in the form of cash, goods or vouchers and there is an estimated prize fund of £5000 for 2009.

All prospective entrants should register their intention to enter the competition by completing the registration form available at www.societyofbookbinders.com in the Events section and returning it, by 15th May 2009. Further details of the categories, prizes, entry fees, sponsors etc are also available on the website. There is no fee for registering an intent to enter.

The closing date for the submission of bindings is 1st June 2009.


Pictured are some of the winning bindings from 2007.

Kate Holland, UK
Christine Sieber, Germany
Susanne Natterer, Germany
Maria Sol Rebora, Argentina
Joanna Bird, UK

Registration forms maybe emailed to StuBrockman@aol.com
Good Luck! - Stuart and Louise Brockman - Competition Organisers


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