German winners in bookbinding competition

Binding for 'Cent onze haiki'

'Cent onze haiki' binding.

Two student entries from Germany won the prizes in this year's Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition.

Anne Puls was overall winner for her work on 'Cent onze haiku'. Although she had entered in the student category, the judges were so impressed that they awarded her the top prize. The student award went to Silas Schmidt, for his work on 'Schuld und Suhne'.

The competition is held annually at the National Library of Scotland, with the winning entries added to our collection of craft bookbindings. From the beginning, in 1993, it has been sponsored by Mrs Elizabeth A Clark (formerly Soutar) of Moray. Mrs Clark died earlier this year, but by means of a bequest from her the competition will continue.

You can view images of the 2008 award entries. We also have images from previous competitions.

15 December 2008

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