the Award

The Keith Wingrove Memorial Trust conducts The Australian Bookplate Design Award, among Australian artists, graphic designers and students in the production of Ex Libris Bookplates.

The purpose of the competition is to increase interest in and to attract publicity to the artistic value of bookplates. Although the competition is referred to as “Australian”, 2013 Design Awards included a prize category for International artists for the first time.

There are other prizes for specific types of bookplates and for designs by tertiary, primary and secondary school students.

The Australian Bookplate Design Award is conducted every two years and is the richest bookplate design award in the world with a prize pool of AUD$20,000.