The Bookbinding Competition 2015

2015 Prizewinners (slideshow)

The Mansfield Medal for Best Book in the Competition
Luke Hornus

Folio Society prize for the Set Book
1st Prize: Luke Hornus
2nd Prize: Clare Bryan

The Clothworkers' Prize for Open Choice Book
1st Prize: Kaori Maki
2nd Prize: Pamela Richmond

The Sally Lou Smith Prize for Forwarding
Ben Elbel

Prize for Finishing given by St Bride Foundation
Kaori Maki

The Arthur Johnson Award (judged by Bernard Middleton)
Ann Tout

The Elizabeth Greenhill award for Gold Tooling

Not Awarded

The Ash Rare Books Lettering award
Daniel Wray

The J. Hewit & Sons prize
Kaori Maki

The Harmatan Leather Ltd prize
Patrick Gibbins

The Judges' award (donated by Maggs Bros)
Sarah Ruddick

The Shepherds prize for Book Arts
Miranda Kemp

Four Highly Commended Certificates (given by Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
Bec Britain
Andrew Brown
Adelene Koh
Glenn Malkin


Julie Farquhar, The Folio Society
Andrew Spira, Senior Lecturer, Christie's Education
Mark Winstanley, The Wyvern Bindery, London
Sue Doggett, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders


The exhibition of the 2015 Competition will take place at:

St Bride Foundation
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
Please see www.sbf.org.uk for a map

27th November - 10th December 2015
The opening hours are:

Monday - Friday 12 - 6pm
Saturday 28th November 12 - 4pm
Thursday 3rd December 12 - 8pm.