the Australian Bookplate Design Award 


We welcome you as a practicing artist, designer, dilettante, amateur artist or a student
with an interest in this subject to enter The Worlds Richest Bookplate Design Award.



The Trustees of the Keith Wingrove Memorial Trust wish to extend the deadline for receipt of applications for the Australian Bookplate Design Award. The prevailing Corona Virus has seriously disrupted communities at all levels, world wide. Many educational institutions are closed or have been closed and many businesses in all sectors are closed or are operating with reduced numbers. Unemployment has dramatically increased. In the State of Victoria in Australia the capital city exists under a formal State of Emergency and the free movement of most citizens is extremely restricted.

Given these circumstances applications for the Australian Bookplate Design Award remain open until:

28 February 2021

All applications and Bookplates received to date remain active. The Trustees encourage all artists, designers, dilettantes and students to design Ex Libris Bookplates

The Awards

The trustees have chosen seven prize categories with a $20,000 prize pool...

The Rules

In order to qualify in any category minimum conditions apply...

Enter Online

Entries are now open, closing
28 February, 2021 and is free to enter!

Winner 2015
Australian Bookplate Design Award
- Geoffery Ricardo, Etching


'A bookplate or Ex Libris is a label identifying the owner of a book. It is usually adhered inside a book’s front cover or to its front endpaper'