Alcuin Society’s 31 best-looking books of 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver (April 21, 2015)The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of its 33rd annual competition, The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The winning books will be exhibited in Germany at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs; in Japan, at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, in conjunction with the Tokyo International Book Fair; and, in Canada, in nine provinces. Exhibition venues will be posted on the Alcuin Society’s website soon. The books will also be entered in the international book design competition in Leipzig, Germany in February 2016. Awards will be given out this fall in both Toronto and Vancouver; announcements will be made on the Alcuin Society’s website about locations and speakers.

This year’s judges, Roberto Dosil, Rod McDonald, and Robin Mitchell-Cranfield, selected 31 winning titles from 201 entries, from 9 provinces and 79 publishers. The Winners in the children’s category are listed below.

First Prize
Naomi MacDougall, designer of Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem, by Jennifer Lloyd and Jacqui Lee (illus.)
Simply Read Books

Second prize:
Julie Morstad and CS Richardson, designers of Julia, Child, by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad (illus.)
Tundra Books

Third prize:
Elisa Gutiérrez, designer of Dolphin SOS, by Roy Miki, Slavia Miki and Julie Flett (illus.)
Tradewind Books

There were also two honourable mentions in the children’s category. They are:

Brooke Kerrigan, designer of Fishermen Through & Through, by Colleen Sydor and Brooke Kerrigan (illus.)
Red Deer Press

Sara Gillingham, designer of The Goodnight Book, by Lori Joy Smith
Simply Read Books

2014 Alcuin Society Book Awards

A complete list of winners can we found on The Alcuin Society’s website

The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual book design competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book. It also awards The Robert R. Reid Award and Medal, for lifetime achievement in the book arts in Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Leah Gordon | Director | The Alcuin Society | | 604.732.5403.