AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Book EntriesSince 1965, the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show has fulfilled its mission to "honor and instruct": honoring the design and production teams whose work furthers a long tradition of excellence in book design, and—through a traveling exhibit and acclaimed annual catalog of selected entries—visually teaching the tenets of good design.

The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show is a juried design competition, open only to AAUP member publishers. Every autumn the call-for entries is distributed, and each January, the jurors gather in AAUP's New York offices to examine hundreds of submissions and select the very best examples of book, journal, and cover designs. Jurors are esteemed interior and cover designers appointed by the annual show committee.

The annual Book, Jacket, and Journal Show exhibit premieres at the AAUP Annual Meeting, then begins traveling to exhibits around North America. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , AAUP Marketing & Membership Coordinator, with any questions about the design show, including entry eligibility, judging schedule, or exhibit request.

News & Information

2014 Selected Entries

Judging took place in late January 2014 for the 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The selected entries were announced in February, and the show will debut at the AAUP Annual Meeting in New Orleans this June.

2013 Traveling Exhibit

The 2013 traveling show, which debuted at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, runs from September 2013 through May 2014; check the schedule for an exhibit near you.