Call for Entries: 2020 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

How to Enter

Complete this refillable PDF entry form and ship your entries to the AUPresses central office:

Association of University Presses
Attention: Kate Kolendo
Book, Jacket, and Journal Show
1412 Broadway, Suite 2135
New York, NY 10018

Deadline for Entries: Friday, January 17, 2020

Please mail entries as soon as possible to avoid a deluge of entries arriving close to, or after, the deadline.

View the call for entries PDF.

Entry Fees

$45.00 per book/journal
$35.00 per jacket/cover

Fees are due upon submission via our online portal.



Scholarly typographic, Scholarly illustrated, Trade typographic, Trade illustrated, Poetry & literature, Journals, and Reference


Book Jacket design, Book cover design, and Journal cover design

Full category descriptions can be found in the entry form PDF.


This competition is open to members of AUPresses only. Presses may submit any number of books, jackets, and covers published in the current calendar year, 2019, and journals published at least twice during 2019. Books may have been manufactured anywhere in the world, but imports or copublications from another publisher are not eligible.

The Jurors


Sue Hall was the Journals Designer and Art Director for Duke University Press from 1995 to 2018. Her award-winning designs helped raise awareness and the expectation of high graphic standards for journal covers and interiors. Her collaborative work with editors and DUP team members helped define the Press’s ever-evolving brand and online presence. Before her time at DUP, she had a successful design studio, Number Nine, from 1983 to 1995, where she designed graphic identities, annual reports, and marketing materials. She is a co-founder of the Raleigh chapter of the AIGA. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Shows, and her redesigns have received CELJ Best Journal Design Awards. She left DUP to resume her freelance business, and calls Raleigh, NC, home.

Lucinda Hitchcock is a book designer, typographer, and educator. She’s on the faculty at RISD, where she’s currently the head of the graphic design department and has designed books for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MFA Boston, and Tufts University Art Galleries. Her research involves narrative, place, and the shape of language.


Tom Eykemans is Design Director at Lucia|Marquand, an art book producer and publisher in Seattle. He established the independent publishing imprint Tome Press and co-founded the Seattle Art Book Fair. He was previously Senior Designer at the University of Washington Press. Tom was born in Seattle to Dutch parents and raised in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea.

Anne Twomey is a New York based graphic designer and the Creative Director of Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Prior to this role, she was Vice President, Creative Director of Grand Central Publishing, where she led a talented team of award-winning designers and art directors, designing across imprints including Twelve Books, Forever, and Grand Central Life & Style. She previously worked as a VP, Executive Art Director at St. Martin’s Press and a designer at Pocket Books and Washington Square Press. Anne has won numerous design, photography, and illustration awards from The New York Book Show, The Art Directors Club, Print, Creativity, AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers, Communications Art’s Design Annual, The Society of Illustrators, and Photo District News. She has served on the Board of The Type Directors Club and chaired their annual competition. She has also juried shows for The New York Book Show, The Art Directors Club, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine and Typography 29. She is co-founder of She Designs Books, which celebrates and supports the work of female designers in publishing.

About the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

The Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show honors excellence in design produced by its member presses. The show recognizes meritorious achievement in the design, production, and manufacture of books, jackets, covers, journals, and digital publications by members of the university press community. 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of this book show.

What you may notice first about the publications by AUPresses members is the wide variety of subjects, forms, and approaches to disseminating scholarship. This variety reflects the diversity of the members themselves. Some members are among the very largest scholarly publishers in the world while other presses are offices with small staffs and limited resources. It also reflects the variety of new forms and formats available to publishers including digital and print-on-demand technologies in addition to offset printing. The budgets for the publications themselves reflect the market needs of the individual project, the press’s resources at hand, and decisions a press makes about physical aspects of the publication. What unites these books, however, is something you cannot see. It is the fact that these publications have been subject to the rigorous standards of peer review.

The design and production aspects of these publications are also integral to the very mission of the Association. Excellent design contributes to a book or journal’s reception and its impact in the larger world.

In addition to recognizing excellent work, the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show provides an evaluation of members’ work and serves as a focus of discussion and a source of ideas for intelligent, creative, and resourceful bookmaking. The 2020 show will include books published by AUPresses members in 2019 and jackets and covers of books published that year. Books may have been manufactured anywhere in the world, but imports, and copublications designed and produced by a with a foreign publisher, are not eligible.

After the 2020 AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show debuts at the Annual Meeting in Seattle (June 13–15, 2020), the show will then travel to member presses and other interested institutions throughout the 2020 academic year.

Through its opening show, acclaimed annual catalog, and traveling exhibit, the Association seeks to expand the conversation about the essential importance of good design in scholarly publishing.

Special thanks to the 2019–2020 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee

  • Joel W. Coggins, Chair, Pittsburgh
  • Jessica A. Booth, Utah
  • Barabara Bourgoyne, LSU
  • Alan Brownoff, Alberta
  • Karen Copp,. Iowa
  • Ani Deyirmenjian, Toronto
  • Dan Ruccia, Duke
  • Isaac Tobin, Chicago
  • Kate Kolendo, Communications Program Manager, AUPresses