Open Call — Most Beautiful Books Australia & New Zealand

The Most Beau­ti­ful Books Aus­tralia & New Zea­l­and invites entries that have been pub­lished in the cal­en­dar years of 2011 and 2012, for review by an inde­pend­ent jury of loc­al and inter­na­tion­al experts in the field…

The Most Beau­ti­ful Books Aus­tralia & New Zea­l­and (‘MBBANZ’) award pro­gram has been estab­lished to recog­nise innov­a­tion and excel­lence in book design and pub­lish­ing in Aus­tralia and New Zea­l­and. This bien­ni­al award pro­gram wel­comes entries of all types, but the pro­gram seeks to emphas­ise the most innov­at­ive con­tem­por­ary book design and pub­lish­ing activ­ity in Aus­tralia and New Zea­l­and, includ­ing titles from inde­pend­ent and small press pub­lish­ers. Import­antly, the pro­gram seeks to min­im­ise bar­ri­ers to entry: there are no entry fees, and books may be nom­in­ated for con­sid­er­a­tion not only by design­ers and pub­lish­ers, but also by read­ers and col­lect­ors.”

The jury

  • Peter Cor­rigan
  • James Lang­don
  • War­ren Taylor
  • Lay­la Tweedie-Cul­len
  • Den­ise White­house

The awards pro­gram will be accom­pan­ied by talks and lec­tures by jury mem­bers at the State Lib­rary of Vic­tor­ia, with the short­l­is­ted pub­lic­a­tions announced and exhib­ited at MADA Gal­lery, a part of Mon­ash Art Design and Archi­tec­ture, Mel­bourne.

Down­load the entry form and guidelines here.

Entries close Fri­day 1 March, 2013.