The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada is the only national competition for book design in the country.  This year’s judges, Judith Poirier, Matt Warburton, and Robin Mitchell Cranfield, selected 35 winning titles from 211 entries, from 9 provinces and 93 publishers. 

Congratulations to the following winners!:

CHILDREN

SECOND PRIZE: BENOIT TARDIF | designer of Metropolis, by Benoit Tardif (Kids Can Press);

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COMICS

HONOURABLE MENTION: HENRIETTE VALIUM | designer of The Palace of Champions, by Henriette Valium. Conundrum Press.

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POETRY

FIRST PRIZE: NATALIE OLSEN | designer of You Can’t Bury Them All, by Patrick Woodcock (ECW Press);

THIRD PRIZE (TIE): NATALIE OLSEN | designer of On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood, by Richard Harrison (Wolsak and Wynn);

HONOURABLE MENTION: TIM INKSTER | designer of The Essential D.G. Jones, edited by Jim Johnstone (The Porcupine’s Quill).

PROSE FICTION

FIRST PRIZE: BETH OBERHOLTZER (Oberholtzer Design Inc.) | designer of The. Hope., by Craig Francis Power (Pedlar Press);

SECOND PRIZE: KATE HARGREAVES | designer of Lost Animal Club: Stories, by Kevin A. Couture (NeWest Press);

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