Monday, February 09, 2015

Minnesota Center for Book Arts_MCBA Prize 2015

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

MCBA Prize 2015
Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minneapolis MN

The MCBA Prize recognizes and promotes excellence in new work from across the expressive spectrum of book art. Integrity will determine the winning work. Integrity refers to a unity of form, materials and content that reflects an artist’s vision.

Book art in a broadly defined field includes work that embodies narrative, instruction, reference, mapping, guides, documentation, and more. It is work that engages the viewer and propels the experience forward through narrative, sequencing, spatial elements, visual or verbal language, temporal, mechanical, aural, typographic, symbolic or material means.

ENTRY FEE: $40.00 US per entry


All artists who use the book format as their primary means of expression are eligible to apply. Accepted works may range from hand-printed fine press books, to inexpensive pamphlets, to one-of-a-kind sculptural works that reference the role of the book in contemporary society. All techniques, approaches and methods of creative expression will be considered.

Work must have been completed since April 1, 2013.
Students are not eligible, nor is work completed as part of a degree-granting program.
MCBA staff and board members are not eligible.
Collaborative works are eligible with the consent of all involved parties.
Artists may submit multiple entries.


Five (5) finalists will each receive a $500 cash award, plus $750 travel/lodging stipend to attend the Book Art Biennial and MCBA Prize Gala.

One (1) winner will receive an additional $2000 cash award (in addition to the $500 finalist award and $750 travel/lodging stipend to attend the Biennial).


Aaron Cohick, proprietor of NewLights Press and master printer at The Press at Colorado College
Daniel Kelm, book artist and founder of the Garage Annex School for Book Arts
Jae Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Yale University Library

Applications accepted online:

Complete submission guidelines:

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S. #100
Minneapolis MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520
Fax: 612-215-2545