“We are delighted to announce the launch of the dbUK Bookbinding Competition 2025.

The dbUK Bookbinding Competition was originally established in 1955 ‘to encourage students, craftsmen and apprentices of bookbinding to produce originally designed and well bound books and to give them the opportunity to exhibit their technical and artistic skills.’ We are encouraging bookbinders, book artists and anyone with an interest in designing and making books to take part. The only criteria to entry are that you are resident in the UK when the book was bound and that you are not a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders.

We are very grateful to The Folio Society, and all the prize sponsors, for their continued support. Without them this competition simply could not happen. Thank you.”

Eri Funazaki, Kaori Maki and Ethel Mercedes
The dbUK Bookbinding Competition Committee


For more information please visit the dbUK Competition page of our website here.