The set book for 2025 is Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones with illustrations by Alison Bryant. Introduced by Katherine Rundell and with a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Published by The Folio Society. To enter the competition, you must first purchase a copy of the 2025 set book, which will be available to purchase through our website at the start of April. The book will be sent to you in printed and folded sections ready to bind. All entrants must bind the set book but you may use a traditional book structure or adopt a more experimental approach. Entry forms which will be emailed to all entrants nearer the hand in deadline. The cost of the set book is £25 for members and £40 for non-members to include postage, packing and entrance fee. You may also enter up to three Open Choice entries at £20 each. Provisional Timeline:
  • Open for registration from now
  • Sheets sent out from April 2024
  • Entry forms emailed 2 weeks prior to hand-in date
  • Hand-in deadline Early October 2025
  • Judging Mid-October 2025
  • Prize-giving/Exhibition November 2025

Please note these dates are currently for guidance only and may be subject to change.