BPIF Call for Entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2019

BPIF Call for Entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2019

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2019.

These are the only industry awards to promote and celebrate the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry. All books published between 1 July 2018 and 28 June 2019 are eligible for entry in this year’s awards.

There are 18 categories that reflect the many various forms books can take including;
Brand/Series Identity
Lifestyle Illustrated
Limited Edition & Fine Binding
Self-Published Books
Educational Books
Digitally Printed Books
Scholarly, Academic & Reference Books
Exhibition Catalogues
Children’s Trade Ages 0 – 8 Years
Photographic Books
Children’s Trade Ages 9 – 16 Years
Art and Architecture Monographs
Best Jacket/Cover Design
Graphic Novels
Best Student Book
Trade Illustrated
Best British Book

There is also a category for aspiring students to enter their work, with the chance to win a cheque for £500 as well as a short internship with a leading designer, publisher or printer.

Industry experts from the areas of design, publishing and production will judge the entries and stamp the book that outshines the rest with the title of ‘Book of the Year’.

The deadline for book entries is Friday 28 June 2019. The awards will be presented at a dazzling ceremony on 21 November at the iconic Landmark Hotel in London.

For further details on the awards and entries please go to www.britishbookawards.org or contact Anaïs Bellemans at the BPIF on 020 7915 8320 or anais.bellemans@bpif.org.uk.

Annual General Meeting 2019



TUESDAY 21st MAY 2019 


Please join us at our AGM from 2.30 p.m. The meeting will commence promptly at 3 p.m.

We will be joined by guest speaker, Lauren Powell, Trainee Account Executive at Adare SEC and a 2018 Print Futures Award winner.  Lauren will be sharing an insight into her role as a customer service apprentice.

If you would like further information about the AGM, please email lucy@theprintingcharity.org.uk or call her directly on 01293 649367.


Sponsorship announced for the 2019 Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards

The Stationers’ Company is pleased to announce that Mathys & Squire and Picon are continuing their sponsorship of the Innovation Excellence Awards that celebrate the design of novel products, services, and business processes across Stationers’ diverse sectors.

Alan MacDougall, Partner at Mathys & Squire, says: “For the third year running Mathys & Squire are pleased to support the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards. As one of Europe’s most highly regarded intellectual property firms, we are passionate about innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and seeing businesses succeed. It has been good to see the three of these coming readily to the fore in all sectors of the communications and content industries and showcased through this Awards programme. We are looking forward to seeing the 2019 entries.”

Bettine Pellant, CEO of trade association, Picon, says: “Picon is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards. Our organisation is brimming with innovative suppliers to the graphics arts industry and so it is appropriate for us to support awards that encourage and recognise the results of effective R&D. Only by developing ground-breaking and practical solutions can those in the communications sector continue to evolve – which we do and at a cracking pace! Picon members have been winners of the Innovation Excellence Awards in past years and I hope very much we will see some of their names among the finalists again this year.”

Chairman of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards, Jill Jones, says: “These Awards are a terrific opportunity for both for-profit and non-profit organisations to publicise their examples of innovation and creativity that have a financial or social impact.”

Entries close at 6 p.m. on 5 April 2019.

See here for details and an application form. Winners will be announced at an Awards luncheon and exhibition of selected entries at Stationers’ Hall, London, on 25 June 2019.