The Southwest Book Design and Production Awards are open to publishers, book designers, and authors in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and West Texas! The closing date for early-bird entries is March 31, 2017, and the final closing date is April 29, 2017 This is the eighth year that these coveted recognitions will reward excellence and creativity in book design and production for outstanding books produced during the last year. Judges are experienced book professionals and vetted volunteers for the purpose of judging these submissions. Winners will be announced at the SWBDA Awards Gala in late June, 2017 (date TBA), and winners and finalists will be notified well in advance. Categories follow:
TRADE BOOK, NON-ILLUSTRATED TRADE BOOK , ILLUSTRATED ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY, SCHOLARLY AND TECHNICAL GUIDES, AND TRAVEL AND RECREATION BOOKS , GIFT BOOKS, POETRY , CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT , BODY, MIND, SPIRIT GRAPHIC NOVELS , COVER AND JACKET DESIGN . Click on the links below for the SWBDA brochure and the easy-to-print entry form.
BROCHURE: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f4c2b30e6041a48a5568874bd/files/SWBDA_2017_Brochure.pdf PRINTABLE ENTRY FORM: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f4c2b30e6041a48a5568874bd/files/swbda_entry_form_2017.pdf