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A word of the chairwoman
Here we are in the final straight before the Jury meeting. You still have two months to fine-tune your binding. Beware of delivery delays.
We still recommend that you do not declare any value, French Customs charges us a fee that we can not assume. The simplest circuit is the post office,
Your shipment is "a gift"!
Complete the "Registration Form" in "Competition 2017" section, the only reliable way to respect your text, especially in a foreign language. Be carefull about upper / lower case, and punctuation.
Do not forget to register for the friendship meal of the bookbinders and the visit of the Victor Hugo house in Bièvre, two real happiness !
See you in September in St Rémy
General principle of competition
The "World Biennials of Art Bookbinding" aim to promote the art of bookbinding through a contest held every 2 years.
The principle of the contest is simple : the association selects a book from French literature, has it printed on Arches Vellum and offers it in January of even years to both amateur and professional bookbinders all over the world.
Every participant has until May 15th of the following year to achieve the bookbinding of his/her choice. No constraint is imposed relating to the shapes, techniques and materials used, but the perfection of the realization will be the jury's key decision factor.
An international Jury of professionals attributes several prizes in cash, other awards are offered by official and private sponsors.
Each Biennial ends with the exhibition in September (odd years) of all the bindings presented to the Jury.
Picture of the Jury 2015