Call for Entries Stiftung Buchkunst 2020
Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher and Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung
The Stiftung Buchkunst now invites you to participate in its two competitions Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020 (The Most Beautiful German Books 2020) and Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2020 (Award for Young Book Design 2020). The deadline for both competitions is March 31st, 2020.
Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020
In the competition of the Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020 (The Most Beautiful German Books 2020), two expert juries will select the 25 most beautiful books of the year in a multi-stage procedure. The books are exemplary in design, conception, and workmanship and show a wide range of creative and manufacturing possibilities. The award-winning books set the tone and show trends in German book production. There are five award winners in each of the five categories “General Literature,” “Scientific books / specialist books / school and textbooks,” “Guidebooks, non-fiction,” “Art books, photo books, exhibition catalogs” and “Children’s books, books for young people.” The selection also takes into account the quieter, well-typed reading book. The award-winning titles are also nominated for the Preis der Stiftung Buchkunst (Stiftung Buchkunst Prize), which is endowed with 10,000 Euros.
The competition is open to publishers, book designers, and the producing companies. New publications from the years 2019 and 2020 can be submitted (publication date: 01.04.2019–31.03.2020).
Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2020
The Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2020 (Award for Young Book Design 2020) aims to track down unusual, 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 and quality concepts of today. The focus here is not on technical perfection, but on the idea. In the Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung competition, a jury consisting of designers and university experts select three winning titles, each endowed with 2,000 Euros, to further develop the medium of the book. The award-winning books from both competitions, as well as the short and long list winners, will be exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair.