Second EARA International Bookbinding Competition

Second EARA International Art Bookbinding Competition 2014
Organized by EARA (Encuadernadores Artesanales de la República Argentina), The Book and Language Museum, The Argentine National Library and Eduardo Tarrico.

Here are some, but not all, details (make sure you check the link above for the full details in Spanish and in English (sorry – no French).

10,000 Argentinian pesos are the total amount for prizes and they are divided as follows:
1st Prize: AR$ 4,000.00.
2nd Prize: AR$ 2,500.00.
3rd Prize: AR$ 1,500.00.
1st Honorary Mention: AR$ 500.00.
2nd Honorary Mention: AR$ 500.00.
Prize to the best Argentinian or Argentinian resident bookbinder: AR$ 1,000.00.

The last day for enrolling to the competition will be June 30th, 2014.

Each participant can freely choose the book to bind. It has to be a printed book, it can not be a book filled with blank pages.

The maximum allowed measurements of the final bookbinding are:
Height: 30 cm
Width: 25 cm
Thickness: 6 cm.

The exhibition of the Second EARA International Art Bookbinding Competition 2014 is going to be held in November 2014 at The Book and Language Museum, 2555 Las Heras Ave., Buenos Aires.

Jurors: Ezequiel Holodovsky (bibliophile and bookbinder);
Sol Rébora (bookbinder and international awards winner);
Andrés Casares (bookbinder and international awards winner).

The cost of enrollment is:
Argentinian bookbinders or residents in Argentina: AR$ 300.00.
EARA’s Argentinian members or residents in Argentina: AR$ 250.00.
Foreign bookbinders or non-residents in Argentina: USD $70.00.
EARA’s foreign members not resident in Argentina: USD $60.00.

The enrollment cost includes the return of the work by certified mail and a sample of the catalogue published by The Book and Language Museum and The National Library.

October 1st, 2014 is the deadline for receiving the final works.

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