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Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada
The Alcuin Society
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Since 1981 the Alcuin Society has sponsored the only national competition that recognizes and celebrates fine book design in Canada. Each year, publishers submit books to a panel of expert judges, who give the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The competition includes a childrenâ€™s category. Publishers may submit as many books in as many categories as they wish. Judging is based on the suitability of design concept in relation to the intellectual nature of the content and the intended audiences. Use of colour, type, and illustration and photography styles when applicable are also considered. The stock used in the text block, as well as the binding, covering, and overall finish are judged in the context of the bookâ€™s purpose. Winning entries are announced and citations are presented at an awards ceremony in Vancouver in June. Award winners will benefit from national exposure through media, exhibitions and the Awards Catalogue of Winners.
|2014||Children's category||Jennifer Lloyd, Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem. Illustrated by Jacqui Lee. Designer: Naomi MacDougall. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2014.|
|2013||Children's category||Julie Morstad, How To. Designer: Robin Mitchell Cranfield. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2013.|
|2012||Children's category||David Weale, Doors in the Air. Illustrated by Pierre Pratt. Designer: Teresa Bubela. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2012.|
|2011||Children's Category||CybĂ¨le Young, A Few Blocks. Designer: Michael Solomon. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011.|
|2010||Children's Category||Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, The Little Hummingbird. Designers: Jessica Sullivan and Naomi MacDougall. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2010.|
|2009||Children's Category||Robert Chaplin, Brussels Sprouts & Unicorns: A Book of Rhymes. Designers: Robert Chaplin and Sian Pairaudeau. Vancouver: R. Chaplin, 2009.|
|2008||Children's Category||Michael Kusugak, The Littlest Sled Dog. Illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka. Designers: Teresa Bubela and Vladyana Krykorka. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2008.|
|2007||Children's Category||Chris Tougas, Mechanimals. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2007. Designers:Teresa Bubela and Chris Tougas. Printed in China.|
|2006||Children's Category||Sara Oâ€™Leary, When You Were Small. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2006. Designer: Robin Mitchell. Printer: AZ Grafiche.|
|2005||Children's Category||Kenyon Cox, Mixed Beasts. Illustrated by Wallace Edwards. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2005. Designer: Karen Powers. Printed in China.|
|2004||Children's Category||Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky. Illustrated by StĂ©phane Jorisch. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004. Designer: Karen Powers. Printer: Book Art Inc., Hong Kong.|
|2003||Children's Category||Elaine Arsenault, Le grand rĂŞve de Passepoil. Illustrated by Fanny. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2003. Designer: Primeau & Barey. Printer: Transcontinental Printing Inc., Saint-Laurent, QC.|
|2002||Children's Category||Marie-Danielle Croteau, Un gnome Ă la mer. Illustrated by RogĂ©. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2002. Designer: Primeau & Barey. Printer: Everbest Printing Company Ltd., Hong Kong.|
|2001||Children's Category||Zoran Milich, The City ABC Book. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001. Designer: Karen Birkemoe. Printer: Book Art Inc., Hong Kong.|
|1999||Children's Category||Gary Barwin, The Magic Mustache. Illustrated by StĂ©phane Jorisch. Toronto: Annick Press, 1999. Designer: AndrĂ©e Lauzon. Printer: Friesens, Altona, MB.|
|1998||Children's Category||Elizabeth MacLeod, I Heard a Little Baa. Illustrated by Louise Phillips. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998. Designer: Karen Powers. Printer: Wing King Tong Company Ltd., Hong Kong.|
|1997||Children's Category||Linda Granfield, Silent Night: The Song from Heaven. Illustrated by Nelly and Ernst Hofer. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1997. Designer: Brian Bean. Printer: Friesens, Altona, MB.|
|1996||Children's Category||Gita Wolf (adapter), The Very Hungry Lion, a Folktale. Illustrated by Indrapramit Roy. Toronto: Annick Press, 1996. Designer: Tara Publishing and Annick Press. Printer: C.Arumugam, AMM Screens, India.|
|1995||Children's Category||Aubrey Davis, Bone Button Borscht. Illustrated by DuĹˇan PetriÄŤiÄ‡. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1995. Designer: DuĹˇan PetriÄŤiÄ‡ and Marie Bartholomew. Printer: Wing King Tong Company Ltd., Hong Kong.|
|1994||Children's Category||Jim McGugan, Josepha: A Prairie Boyâ€™s Story. Illustrated by Murray Kimber. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press /Northern Lights Books for Children, 1994. Designer: Kunz and Associates. Printer: Dong A Printing, South Korea.|
|1993||Children's Category||Berney Lucas, Brewster Rooster. Illustrated by Russ Willms. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1993. Designer: Russ Willms. Printer: Everbest Printing Company Ltd., Hong Kong.|
|1992||Children's Category||Robin Muller, Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Illustrated by Suzanne Duranceau. Richmond Hill, ON: North Winds Press, 1992. Designer: Yuksel Hassan. Printer: South China Printing, Hong Kong.|
|1991||Children's Category||Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson, The Anne of Green Gables Treasury. Toronto: Viking-Penguin Books, 1991. Designer: Pronk & Associates. Printer: New Interlitho, Italy.|
|1990||Children's Category||Marianne Brandis, The Sign of the Scales. Wood Carvings by G. Brender Ă Brandis. Erin, ON: Porcupineâ€™s Quill, 1990. Designer: Tim Inkster. Printer: The Porcupineâ€™s Quill.|
|1989||Children's Category||Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes, The Time Before Dreams. Illustrated by Stefan Czernecki. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1989. Designer: Arlene Olsen. Printer: Premier Printing Ltd., Winnipeg.|
|1988||Children's Category||Jan Thornhill, The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet. Toronto: Greey de Pencier, 1988. Designer: Wycliffe Smith. Printed in Singapore.|
|1986||Children's Category||David Peacock, The Sea Serpent of Grenadier Pond. Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1986. Designer: David Peacock. Printer: Scanner Art Services, Toronto. Printed in Hong Kong.|
|1985||Children's Category||Robin Muller, Sorcerorâ€™s Apprentice. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1985. Designer: Michael Solomon. Printer: Everbest Printing Company Ltd., Hong Kong.|
|1984||Children's Category||Janet Munsil, Dinner at Auntie Roseâ€™s. Illustrated by Scot Ritchie. Toronto: Annick Press, 1984. Designer: Blair Kerrigan. Printer: D.W. Friesen & Sons, Altona, MB.|
|1983||Children's Category||John Larsen, Captain Carp Saves the Sea. Toronto: Annick Press, 1983. Designer: John Larsen. Printer: Johanns Graphic Ltd., Waterloo, ON.|