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PPN BOOK SHOW | Judges Selected

Since 1970, awards for outstanding book design, production, and manufacturing have been presented at the Publishing Professionals Network Book Show. The judges are experienced in design, production, and related areas. The PPN Book Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. Following an exhibit of all entries, winning entries are announced and awards presented at a gala event.

Book projects that receive awards are showcased in the annual catalog, which is distributed to attendees at the book show and awards event, and on the PPN website. They are also announced in press releases to the trade press.

In an effort to encourage a new generation of quality book designers, PPN also encourages students to submit entries of books, covers, and jackets in all categories. Book design projects produced in any U.S. college-level graphic arts program are eligible.


  • September 25, 2019: Judges selected. A short bio and photo of each judge will be included in the book show catalog.
  • September 30, 2019: Call for book show entries closes. All entries must be received by this date.
  • October 9, 2019: Book show judges gather to review entries and select category winners.
  • October 14, 2019: Winners notified. Winners will be featured in the book show catalog.
  • November 2019: Guest speakers for the book show will be announced.
  • December 1, 2019: Book show registration available
  • January 24, 2020: Book show

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