Durham University International Bookbinding Competition 2024: Binding the Bard

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the printing of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, Durham University is launching a major new blind juried bookbinding competition inspired by the Durham First Folio. Cash prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding submissions, and the first prize will also win a paid commission to bind a facsimile copy of the First Folio. This competition celebrates outstanding craft and design skills in the field of bookbinding and the winning submission will represent an exceptional technical and creative achievement.   

 Please visit https://cosinslibrary.webspace.durham.ac.uk/ to register your interest and receive regular updates about the competition.