Call for Entries.
Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung
Deadline: 31 March 2019
The Stiftung Buchkunst (Foundation for Book Art) is launching its annual competition “Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung” (Advancement Award for Young Book Design). Publishers, producers, designers, authors and friends of beautiful books are invited to submit their projects by the end of March. Since 1989, in collaboration with the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Stiftung Buchkunst has been looking for the book of tomorrow with unusual ideas for book design.
Against the background of digital publication models, the Foundation attaches great importance to successful design concepts based on a media-critical examination of the form and structure of books. The Stiftung Buchkunst is offering the Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltungat the same time as the competition for the most beautiful German books. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the “technical and artistic quality of books”. The five-member jury selects three prizewinners according to overall impression, concept, graphic design, typography and image. The technical maturity of the projects is not the most important thing as this gives students the opportunity to present new ideas and quality concepts.
Three award winners will be selected to receive 2,000 Euros in prize money, as well as a detailed entry in the competition catalogue “Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2019” (Most Beautiful German Books 2019). The winners will be notified after the jury makes its decision in May/June and presented with their prizes at an awards ceremony in September.
The three prizes also qualify the winners for participation in the international “Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World 2020” competition.