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
Second Prize (£6,000. Binding given to the Getty Collection at Wormsley)
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.
Binders from The Americas made a strong showing in the Silver Prize category of winners:
Congratulations to all the winners!