We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2007 Society of
Bookbinders International Competition.
Details maybe found at
The competition is open to anyone members and non-members alike
living anywhere in the world.
The submission deadline is 1st June 2007.
There are four categories including Fine Binding,
Restoration/Conservation, The Complete Book and Cased Binding.
Interested parties must register their intent to enter using the
All entries will be on display at the Society's conference at York
University August 2007 and the winning bindings will then take part
in a travelling exhibition for approx 3 months afterwards visiting
Manchester and Bath.
Fees maybe paid by Sterling cheque, Cash (sterling, US Dollars or
Euros) or credit card.
Prizes to the value of £5000 are to be awarded including -
Vouchers for companies such as J Hewit and Sons, Conservation by
Design, Fine Cut, Russells, P&S Engraving. William Cowley,
Ratchfords, Foto Store/Heritage Albums, ZH De Groot (Netherlands) and
Wrights of Lymm.
Bookbinding goods and supplies such as a solid cherry wood box filled
with a set of "Hoole" engraved rolls and handle tools of historic
patterns; as well as a selection of unique restoration supplies
donated by Bookbinders Workshop, LLC / Hoole Machine & Engraving
Works, a marbling kit and gilding kit from Charnwood Books, a
Finishing Press from bookbinding-supplies.co.uk, Marble paper from
Ann Muir and hand made paper from Griffen Mill.
Cash donated by Gwasg Gregynog Press, Harmatan Leather, Fibermark
Redbridge International and some private individuals.
Books in sheets donated by The Old School Press, Simon King Press,
Fleece Press, Wood Craft Press and Inky Parrot Press.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at
Stuart and Louise Brockman