Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 Miniature Book Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: April 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)

2009 Miniature Book Competition and Exhibition

Miniature Book Society

RULES FOR ENTRIES: To qualify for an award the books and the slipcases or portfolio boxes must measure no more than three inches in any dimension; a maximum of two entries per press and/or person; must have been published and bound in a multiple edition (of like copies); have been published within the past two years (2007– 2009).

This year, for the first time, we will accept one-off "artists' books, or one-off bindings. They won't qualify for a Distinguished Book Award, but they will be included in the exhibition and they will be included in the catalog, in a separate section. This is a new opportunity for our creative members who don't make multiples to show their work. If your entry includes a slipcase or portfolio box that exceeds this size limitation the slipcase or portfolio box will not be shown to the jury members.

THE JURY of professionals, representing different interests in the book arts, are charged to select those three entries which best reflect the creativity, appropriateness of design to content, personal appeal and technical excellence of miniature book publishers, designers, printers and binders.

THE DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARD will be given to the top three books selected by the judges. These winners will be announced at the Miniature Book Conclave each year. Winning entries become the property of the Miniature Book Society. All entries travel for one year in the Traveling Exhibit. You may elect to have your book returned after the year of traveling if it is not selected as one of the three Distinguished Books. The Distinguished Books will be the centerpiece of the International Traveling Exhibition, displayed at the Conclave Exhibit and be featured in the Miniature Book Exhibition Catalog. All entrants, judges and MBS members will receive a full color printed copy of the Catalog.

THE TRAVELING EXHIBITION will feature the winning books as well as other selected entries. The new custom designed Traveling Exhibition will be on display internationally at libraries, universities, museums and other public forums that feature the book arts.

Fee(s): Each Book (1) Entry - MBS Members $15; non-MBS Members $20. Return Book Fee $5.00 Each

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Additional information and entry forms may be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed business-size envelope to:

Neale M. Albert, Chair
Book Competition and Exhibition Committee
815 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021