Alcuin Award Winning Book Exhibit 2020-2021
An exhibit of prize winners for the 2020-2021 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada is now showing on the third floor of the QEII Library. A limited number of print catalogues are available.
The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada is the only national competition for book design. The Alcuin Awards competition has been held annually since 1984, with the exception of 2022 which combine 2020-1 submissions. Categories have changed slightly over the years. Most recently, “Comics/Bandes dessinées” was added in 2016 to recognize the increase in publication of graphic novels. Further changes may occur as publishing patterns evolve.
Winners of Alcuin awards are Canadian book designers whose books were published in Canada in the previous calendar year. Every year, the Society selects three judges with slightly varied areas of expertise. The winning books are exhibited both nationally and internationally, and recognized in the media and at award ceremonies, as well as in our beautiful annual exhibition catalogues.
-Patrick Warner, Special Collections Librarian