National Librarian Dr John Scally
and Theresa Wedemeyer. Eduardo
Giménez did not attend the ceremony.
Bookbinders from Germany and Spain won prizes in the 25th Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition.
The winners in the different categories were:
- Best Craft Binding: Eduardo Giménez, Spain
- Best Creative Binding: Theresa Wedemeyer, Germany
- Best Craft and Creative Binding, student award: Maria Ruiz de Pascual, Spain
Entrants to the 2018 competition could choose an optional theme of Muriel Spark, tying in with the Library's centenary Spark exhibition. The 'Best Craft Binding' prize was awarded for a bound volume of Spark's 'Not to Disturb'.
The winning entries were announced at a ceremony at the Library on 21 February, coinciding with the opening of a new display about the competition.
Entitled '25 years of the Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition', the display celebrates excellence in bookbinding. As well as the 2018 entries, 25 winning bindings are being shown, one for each year of the competition's history.
22 February 2019