New Mexico Book Association’s (NMBA’s) Southwest Book Design and Production Awards


Start Date: February 20, 2015

End Date: April 30, 2015

The fifth annual New Mexico Book Association (NMBA) Southwest Book Design and Production Awards Competition is now seeking entries. NMBA is an affiliate association of IBPA.

The Southwest Book Design and Production Awards recognize creativity and quality in book design and distinction in production. They help raise the standards of excellence in book design and publishing throughout the Southwest. Finalists will be notified in May 2015, and winners will be announced at the NMBA Annual Meeting and Gala in June 2015.

Entries may be submitted by book designers, producers, publishers, authors, editors, and printers. To be eligible, a title:

  • Must have a 2013-2014 copyright and ISBN (the book may be a revised edition with a new ISBN, new cover, and revised or additional text).
  • Must be published in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, or West Texas.

Industry professionals will be chosen as judges based on their experience in book design, production, and book selling. For each category, a Winner and a Runner-Up will be selected, as well as one award for Best of Show.

Entry fees for NMBA members are $40 per title (first category) and $25 for each additional category. Entry fees for non-members are $60 per title (first category) and $25 for each additional category. Entries received before March 31, 2015 receive an Early Bird discount of $10 on the first category of each entry. All books, entry forms, and checks must be received by April 30, 2015. Send two copies of each title with the entry forms and check.

Entry forms are available at

Are you a member of NMBA? If so, make sure to use the special NMBA Coupon Code for $30 off your annual IBPA membership fee. Email for more information.

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