2023 Entry Eligibility
2023 Rules for Entry
* Items submitted for judging will not be returned.
** Special! If you are submitting a title into another category, you can select "Cover Add On" as your registration type when entering that same title into the Cover category. If you are ONLY entering a Cover category then proceed with the regular member/non-member fee.
A diverse panel of interdisciplinary judges will review each submission. Judges will be selected from industry professionals with book design and production expertise. Entries will be judged on format, layout, typography, jacket, materials, and production quality. Judges are presented with uniform criteria for evaluating each category.
Judges reserve the right to select the Judges’ Choice award at their sole discretion.
A pool of finalist entries for each of the categories will be determined, from which three levels of awards may be chosen (Gold, Silver, and Bronze).
Not all categories are guaranteed to have a Gold, Silver, and Bronze winner.
Publishers will be notified after completion of the final judging. Winning entries may be displayed at regional and national trade shows and other events throughout the year by PubWest.
Please contact the PubWest office for more information.