British Book Design and Production Awards, New Date: 18 January 2023, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London
New Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances in rail strike action being called on 7 November, we have had to make the difficult decision with our partners to postpone our British Book Design & Production Awards from 7 November 2022 to the new date of Wednesday 18 January 2023.
A majority of our current guests would have severe cost and logistic challenges that we did not foresee, hence in the interest of our attendees have made the decision to postpone.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to all of those who have booked tickets. All confirmed tickets will of course be valid for the new date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't wait to celebrate with you in the New Year.
We are thrilled to announce Sam McAlister as the host for this year’s Awards. As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, these are the only industry awards to promote and celebrate the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry.
Sam McAlister is a former criminal law barrister turned TV producer who spent a decade negotiating, securing and producing exclusive interviews with some of the world's most high profile personalities.
As the BAFTA-nominated interviews producer on BBC 2's flagship news programme Newsnight, Sam's role was to facilitate head-to-head pieces with wide-ranging subjects from Silicon Valley CEOs and world leaders to Hollywood superstars. In doing so, she has negotiated with organisations from Buckingham Palace to The White House and from Facebook to Tesla.
Working in a largely unseen role, Sam undertakes the delicate negotiations that underpin some of the biggest exclusive interviews in British news. Her exclusive secured interviews includes: Prince Andrew, Sheryl Sandberg, President Bill Clinton, Elon Musk, comedian Trevor Noah, James Comey and Google co-founder Eric Schmidt.
With skills honed over a decade in the BBC's elite news programme, we can't wait for Sam to host our evening.
BPIF were thrilled by the high level of entries received from students, designers, publishers and printers. Entries spread across 17 categories, representing the many various forms books can take. These include everything from Photographic books to Scholarly, Academic and Children’s categories.
A massive thank you to our judges, a panel of industry experts from the areas of creative design, print and production. The winners for each category and the overall Book of the Year will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at the prestigious De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
This year’s Awards are certain to be a memorable night as industry and clients come together to celebrate the best of British book design and production. There are individual tickets and package tickets for a table of 10 available, with the ticket price including a drinks reception, a three course meal, an evening of excellent entertainment, and most importantly the dazzling ceremony celebrating the finalists and winners. To book your tickets, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters.
The judges will be looking for good design, free of typographical errors. Emphasis will be given to excellent layout and standards of typography.
How to Enter
All books published from 9 July 2021 until 1 July 2022 are eligible for entry in this year’s awards. Enter now for a chance to win in 2022.
When and Where
The Awards will be presented at a glittering event on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London.