The subject of the 2018 exhibition is a free-form binding. The author, book title and the type of binding are freely selectable. Topic does not need to be Nordic, but the binder must be a Nordic bookbinder.
Format of the book can be selected as desired. However, the binding has a maximum size. Largest allowable size of the book is 35 cm x 30 cm.
Each binder is allowed to send only one piece of work.
Books have to be bound during the period starting after the last book of the Nordic exhibition in September 2015 and ending May 31st 2017. Books may have not been in any show in the past.
Books must be with the exhibition the whole circulation, ie all exhibition periods.
The Board, in which has been invited professional bookbinders, designers and graphic designers, evaluate the books submitted to the exhibition and selects about 25% of them for the recipients of honorable mention.
Bindings may well be for sale. Trade takes place between the buyer and the individual bookbinder. The bindings will be released after the exhibition tour.
Bindings are to be exhibited in closed display cases and they may never be freely exhibited on tables or similar.
Each country can attach lectures to their exhibition, workshops or like.
Bindings should be sent by 31 May 2017 to:
Espoon Kirjansitojat ry - Esbo Bokbindare rf
02070 Espoon kaupunki
Details of the book must accompany:
• Details of a binding and the binding style
• Information of the binder
The book is insured from its arrival to Espoo and ends when it is returned to the binder.