Competitions

Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2017
In association with Mark Getty and the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, Great Britain

The theme of Designer Bookbinders' third International Competition is Myths, Heroes & Legends.

Monday 17 July 2017 
Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Private View
The Ceremony will be held in the evening in the Blackwell Hall of the Weston Library on Broad Street, Oxford. There will be a social evening arranged after the ceremony so that binders can meet each other and take refreshments together.

Tuesday 18 July 2017                      
Prizewinners will travel by coach to the famous Wormsley Library, Buckinghamshire to visit the Sir Paul Getty private collection of bindings and enjoy a luncheon there. An alternative programme will be arranged for binders who have come to Oxford for the Opening, to visit college libraries and/or free time to visit the sights of Oxford. Further details to follow nearer the time.

Exhibition Touring Dates 2017
Weston Library, Oxford - 18 July - 20 August (Private View on 17 July)
Library of Birmingham - 23 August - 28 September
St Bride Foundation, London - 2-14 October (Private View on 2 October) 

North Bennet Street School, Boston, USA - 3 November - 22 December (Private View on 2 November)
The Exhibition at this venue will comprise the 28 Prizewinners and 8 USA binders ONLY.

Competition Catalogue
The catalogue, ‘Heroic Works’, will be available at the Exhibition Opening for binders present to collect their copy together with their Certificate of Participation. Otherwise catalogues and certificates will be sent by post to all entrants during the month after the event.

   

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