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Subject: Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition

From: David Kerr <d.kerr>
Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
Entries are invited for the National Library of Scotland's Elizabeth
Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2007.  The competition, which is
sponsored by Mrs Elizabeth A Clark who lives in Moray, Scotland, is
open to any resident of the member states of Europe and offers two

Best Competition Entrant UKP1200
Best Student Entrant UKP600

A student is defined as any person receiving full-time training or
education in bookbinding.  Entrants will be eligible for only one

Competition entrants must submit a 'craft binding' using materials
of their own choice.  In addition to assessing the quality of the
craft skills applied, the judges look, in particular, for
originality and expression in the cover design.  Entries should be a
single example of craft binding, bound exclusively for this
competition.  Multiple volume entries are permissible where these
constitute a single artistic entity and can therefore be judged as a
composite entry.

It is a condition of entry that, in the event of being awarded a
prize, the winner will donate the bound volume to the National
Library of Scotland, where it will be placed in the Library's
collection of fine bindings.  Participants must also be willing to
lend their entries to the National Library of Scotland for a period
of six months after the competition ends in order to allow an
exhibition of entries to be held.

Further information and an application form can be downloaded from


Entries should be sent to:

    Mr David Kerr
    Conservation Manager
    National Library of Scotland
    George IV Bridge
    Edinburgh EH1 1EW
    Scotland, UK

The closing date for the receipt of competition entries is 28
September 2007.

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