Book Rebinding Contest: Submission Deadline 09/01/2017

Rebind an existing book!  Use any kind of book and rebind it in any way you like, mindful of how that book and cover interact. And document your work for this juried contest with a cash prize of $400.

Deadline:  September 1, 2017
Entry fee: $10 for VABC Members, $25 for nonmembers

The fine print:

Entrants must hand-bind themselves the submitted book, a new binding around an existing text block. The text block is any core material that can be bound to become a book; the binding is whatever structure/process is used to hold the cover and text block together.  No limitation on binding styles.

Upload your entry through the online registration system, including a 200-word narrative and at least one and not more than six photos.

Entries will be judged with application materials by an impartial expert on a combination of the following:
-excellence in craft
-creativity of concept
-suitability for the chosen text

The entry fee is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers for each book submitted. You may submit more than one book.

Send physical book(s) to:

Cover Story Contest
Attn: Kevin McFadden
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville VA 22903

Receipt will be acknowledged by email. The books become the property of the VABC and will be auctioned at the 2017 Raucous Auction. We raise funds annually to support VABC’s educational mission.


Event Details

Deadline Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Open to the public


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