Since 1981 the Alcuin Society has sponsored the only national competition for book design in Canada. Each year, a call for entries is sent out. Books published in Canada during the calendar year of competition are eligible for submission. Each title must represent the exclusive work of a Canadian book designer. The judging of the entries takes place the following year in the spring, and the award winning books are posted to the society’s website, showcased in an awards catalogue produced by the Alcuin Society, and exhibited national and internationally. After the exhibitions, books have been contributed to various prestigious permanent collections in Canada, England, Germany, and Japan (excerpt from alcuinsociety.com).
This exhibit features 41 winning titles from 236 entries, from 9 provinces and 112 publishers.
A listing of winning titles from 2012 is available here: http://www.alcuinsociety.com/awards/2012/index.html