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 at AAUP with any questions about the design show, including entry eligibility, judging schedule, or exhibit request.

News & Information

show ribbon2015 50th Anniversary Show

In February, the full list of selected entries was announced.

2015 is a landmark year for the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show: it will mark 50 years of the annual AAUP design competition, and will also usher in a new digital publication award.

2014 Show

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 debuted at the AAUP Annual Meeting in New Orleans in June. The 2014 traveling show will run from September 2014 through May 2015.