Winners Announced: Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2017

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On Monday evening the winners of Designer Bookbinders 3rd International Bookbinding competition ‘Hero Works’ were announced at the Awards Ceremony and exhibition opening at the Bodleian Library’s new Weston Library, Oxford.

The big winners are:

First Prize (£10,000. Binding given to the Bodleian Library)
Andrea Odametey (Germany): Daedelus and Icarus

Andrea Odametey 1st prize small
Andrea Odametey (Germany): Daedelus and Icarus

Second Prize (£6,000. Binding given to the Getty Collection at Wormsley)
Rachel Ward-Sale (UK): The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

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Rachel Ward-Sale (UK): The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

26 other awards were presented: 25 Silver Prizes to Distinguished Winners, those with the best entries in the competition, and Kaori Maki (UK) took home the Oxford University Students’ Choice (£500) for her binding of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

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Kaori Maki (UK): The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
Gerry Summers Hero Award
Trophy designed by Gerry Summers  gerrysummersjewellery.com

Binders from The Americas made a strong showing in the Silver Prize category of winners:

Kaitlin Barber Equus small
Kaitlin Barber (Canada): Equus
Gavin Dovey Metamorphoses small
Gavin Dovey (USA): Metamorphoses
Mark Esser Blind Date small
Mark Esser (USA): Blind Date
Monique Lallier Pantagruel small
Monique Lallier (USA): Pantagruel
Sol Rébora Noble Knight small
Sol Rébora (Argentina): The Noble Knight Paris & the Fair Vienne
Priscilla Spitler In the Garden small
Priscilla Spitler (USA): In the Garden

Congratulations to all the winners!

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