19. January 2021

Book Art Award 2021

The Stiftung Buchkun­st (Book Art Foun­da­tion) invites pub­lish­ers, book design­ers, and pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies to take part in the “The Most Beau­ti­ful Ger­man Books” and “Young Book Design Award” competitions.

The com­pe­ti­tion “The Most Beau­ti­ful Ger­man Books” is explic­it­ly about the well-designed util­i­ty book. Also wel­come are, for exam­ple, paper­backs, graph­ic nov­els or the non-illus­trat­ed book of fic­tion. The qual­i­ty of the book is judged in terms of design, con­cep­tion and pro­cess­ing.  The com­pe­ti­tion is aimed at pub­lish­ers, book design­ers and the pro­duc­ing companies.

“The Most Beau­ti­ful Ger­man Books” 2021 awards a fixed num­ber of 25 books (five books in each of five cat­e­gories). These are at the same time the nom­i­na­tions for the “Stiftung Buchkun­st Prize” worth 10,000 euros. New pub­li­ca­tions for the years 2020 and 2021 can be sub­mit­ted. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found in the con­di­tions of participation.

The “Pro­mo­tion­al Prize for Young Book Design” aims to detect extra­or­di­nary, new ideas for print­ed books or hybrid book forms — and thus devel­op­ments in the medi­um of book design — and to make vis­i­ble book impuls­es for tomor­row as well as qual­i­ty con­cepts of today. Stu­dent work is also express­ly wel­come. And here, too, more detailed infor­ma­tion is con­tained in the con­di­tions of participation.

The dead­line for both com­pe­ti­tions is March 31, 2021. For more infor­ma­tion please vis­it the web­site of Stiftung Buchkun­st (in German).