2017 Book Design Awards

Now in its 32nd year, the Washington Publishers Book Design and Effectiveness Competition recognizes, celebrates, and encourages excellence in bookmaking across the greater Washington, DC, book publishing community. The competition’s judges evaluate the excellence of each book’s design and effectiveness in achieving its publisher’s goals, meeting its readers’ needs, and reaching its target market. Prizes are awarded in 15 categories, seven designs for each of the two publisher categories—plus best of show. This year, two new categories have been added: Journal Cover and Ebook Cover.

The Design Awards winners will be presented at a reception and ceremony that will be held in late September. The exact date and location will be announced shortly.

Click here for the full list of eligibility rules and details on how to submit your titles to the 2017 Design Awards.