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Opportunities, competitions and awards

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NEWS: Competitions and Awards

The Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists' Book Award online catalogue available here.

See winners of the 2008 Libris Awards at Artspace Mackay online here.

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Call for Book Artists

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Call for artists: Dia de los Muertos print/mail art contest

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Call for artists: Deadline January 31st 2011

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Comment by virginia milici (virgy) on September 1, 2014 at 23:35
Artist Book call Free submission Deadline 25 september 2014
Fine all Informationen in the blog :
Comment by rObfOs on August 26, 2013 at 16:47

Submissions are invited from artist book makers for the
The public exhibition will be at Redland Museum 60 Smith Street Cleveland Queensland (Australia)
Sunday 12 October - Sunday 30 November 2014.  With delivery of works due in September of 2014.
There are no fees to participate in this event however artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping for any works submitted.
Artists will also be able to sell their works if they choose with 25% commission to the museum applicable.
I hope you will consider participating in this event,whether you are local to the Cleveland area or from somewhere far away,we would love to include your artist book or work on paper to share something of your personal history.
For more information please visit the Personal Histories blogspot 
Submission Forms now available

Comment by Merrian Dennis on May 1, 2013 at 23:34

thanks for sharing this !!

Comment by John Clark on May 1, 2013 at 22:58

Call for Submissions

4th Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize and Exhibition


The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is a biennial, open submission exhibition, which takes place in Sheffield, during the months of October and November.

The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize and Exhibition is open to makers of artists’ books in any format and from anywhere in the world. This year’s prize is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and sponsored by the Open College of the Arts.

  • The prize is FREE TO ENTER.
  • ALL BOOKS submitted for the Prize will feature in the Exhibition.
  • PRIZE MONEY of £2000 (US$3000) will be awarded in 2013 and there will be a minimum of four Prize winners.

The main Exhibition Prize is decided by visitors to the exhibition, who are asked to vote for their favourite entry. All books entered for the Prize will be displayed in the Exhibition in October/November 2013. In addition to the Exhibition Prize, this year we will offer several additional prizes, including a Student Prize and Special Jury Prize. This year’s jury is headed up by Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, National Art Library Collections, V&A Museum, London. Prizes are made up of cash and an offer of a solo exhibition in Sheffield in 2014.

Closing date for entries: 31st July 2013

Exhibition dates: 5th October - 30th November, 2013

For further information visit the website where you can find entry forms, rules and further information about the venue, exhibition and submission procedure. Please address any enquiries

Please note: submissions will not be accepted without a completed Entry Form which can only be obtained from the website or by e-mail.


(The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is hosted and organized by Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. Bank Street Arts is an independent, cross-disciplinary arts centre and a registered charity)

Comment by turn the page artists' book fair on November 6, 2012 at 3:38

Call for Artists 

UK and International submissions are now being accepted for this juried two day event at the stunning glass fronted Forum building in Norwich city centre on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2013.

The fair offers a unique platform for artists whose work is informed by the physical or conceptual properties of the book  and will showcase an eclectic mix of work including traditionally produced limited editions, zines, folio’s and multiples, sculptural or altered books and book based installation. A combination of tables, display panels, plinths, display cases and floor space will be available to create an exciting and varied exhibition of work.

Individuals, Small/Fine Presses and Artists Groups are all eligible to apply. Submitting book artists will be selected by a panel of judges, including Les Bicknell (artist/lecturer  MA bookarts, Camberwell), Nicola Dale (award winning book artist) and Tanya Peixoto (director of bookartbookshop, london), all chosen for their expertise in the field of book arts. 

This years event will also incorporate the Forum’s ‘Fusion Gallery’ which houses a giant 24m screen for digital and performance based book related artworks. There will be a program of associated events including Storytelling, Poetry Readings and Drop-in workshops running throughout the two day event.

For further details and to download submission forms please go to; 


Submission Deadline 3rd December 2012

Comment by Robert Heather on September 12, 2011 at 16:29

Artist's Book Competition Call for Entries

The University of North Texas Libraries, in cooperation with the UNT Friends of the Libraries, is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 2011 Artists' Book Competition. UNT students, faculty and community members are invited to submit entries for possible inclusion in the exhibit. Accepted entries will be showcased in an exhibit in the UNT Libraries’ Rare Book Room in the Spring of 2012. Additionally, all accepted entries are eligible for a purchase prize of $400 that may be granted at the discretion of the judges. If an entry is selected for the purchase prize, the entry will become a permanent addition to the Rare Book Room collections.

Comment by Robert Heather on May 9, 2011 at 14:07

From Book Arts email list:


Call for Artist Books





23 Sandy Gallery is looking for unique or limited edition artist books with

a science fiction or surrealist focus. Could be books using sci-fi or

surrealist imagery, illustrations, paintings, or photographs. Or perhaps the

text is science fiction literature, poetry or whatever. It is a wide-open

topic for exploration.



This is not a juried show and no entry fee is involved. The only cost to the

artist is shipping. We are curating a selection of books to round out a

photography show. All books must be for sale and available for exhibit

August 5-September 9.



To submit your books please email Laura Russell at

You can send a link a web page or send me a JPG or two. Be sure to tell me a

bit about the work, including its price.



Feel free to drop me a line if you know of anyone you can recommend.



Have a good day,






Laura Russell

23 Sandy Gallery

623 NE 23rd Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-927-4409


Web site:

Comment by Jo Canham on January 24, 2011 at 9:22

Blarney Books & Art

3rd Annual Book-Art competition, the Biblio-Art Awards, open now!

$1500 first prize.  Smaller prizes awarded.

Comment by Robert Heather on December 7, 2010 at 9:21
Delete Comment Calling for entries
Books …beyond words evolution

East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, is looking for entries
‘which explore the idea of books evolving beyond their conventional physical and conceptual boundaries’
for the second artist book award to be held in August 2011.

Major Award AU$5,000
Innovation Award AU$1,000
People’s Choice Award AU$500

Visit for all the details and entry form for the 2011 awards and also have a look at the 2009 extremely successful exhibition.
Comment by Robert Heather on December 7, 2010 at 9:20
Abigail - I don't know - try contacting them directly...

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