The Bookbinding Competition 2018

2018 Prizewinners (slideshow of the winning bindings)

The Mansfield Medal for Best Book in the Competition
Mel Jefferson

Folio Society prize for the Set Book
1st Prize: Mel Jefferson
2nd Prize: Gillian Stewart

The Clothworkers' Prize for Open Choice Book
1st Prize: Yuko Matsuno
2nd Prize: Kaori Maki

The Lisa von Clemm Prize (judged by Stefanie von Clemm)
Yuko Matsuno

The Sally Lou Smith Prize for Forwarding
Marie Doinne

The St Bride Foundation Prize for Finishing
Miranda Kemp

The Elizabeth Greenhill award for Gold Tooling

Not Awarded

The Ash Rare Books Lettering award
Clare Bryan

The J. Hewit & Sons prize
Yuko Matsuno

The Harmatan Leather Ltd prize
Mel Jefferson

The Judges' award (donated by Maggs Bros)
Rebecca Price

The Shepherds prize for Book Arts
Yuko Matsuno

Four Highly Commended Certificates (given by Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
Helen Schrager
Glenn Malkin
Linda Miles
Kaori Maki


Julie Farquhar, The Folio Society
Douglas Bevans, Lecturer, Royal College of Art
Simon Prosser, Publishing Director, Hamish Hamilton
Dominic Riley, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders
Lori Sauer, President, Designer Bookbinders


The exhibition of the 2018 Competition will take place at:

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

15th November - 27th November 2018
The opening hours are:

Monday - Friday 12 - 6pm
Saturday 24th - 12 - 4pm
Tuesday 27th - 12 - 4pm