Brand / Series Identity
A minimum of 4 books would need to be submitted for this category (1 must have been published in the relevant year)
Limited Edition and Fine Binding
Private press publications may be included
Digitally Printed Books
This is for both black and white and full colour books.
Typography and design will be looked at closely in this category
These need to have been produced to the highest standards of print quality, with fully documented entries and illustrations
Photographic Books, Art and Architecture Monographs
This category is for the high end market
Lifestyle Illustrated (New category)
Living and lifestyle activities eg cooking, DIY, gardening
Fiction, poetry, biography and letters - both hardback and paperback
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education
This applies to educational books produced for schools, colleges and universities
Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books
e.g. dictionaries, atlases, research
All children's literature entered in age categories 0-5, 6-11 12-16. Three books will be chosen, one will be the overall winner and two will be highly commended.
This category is for books that have been produced using best practice in environmental management including the use of FSC papers and reduction in carbon footprint of the book; the judges will be focusing on the whole manufacturing process.
Best Jacket/Cover design
Full colour or black and white
Best Student Book of the Year
This category is open to anyone studying in full or part time education on a recognised publishing, printing or design-based course within the UK (there is no entry fee for this category). Please note that a signed letter from the student's course professor must be included with the entry stating course, college and course dates. The winner of the award will be given the opportunity to have some work experience with either a designer, publisher or printer and also a cheque for £500 along with the trophy that will be presented at the awards evening on 5 October 2010.
Best British Book
This book has to be designed, published, printed and bound in Great Britain
Book of the Year
This will be picked from the winners of the other categories