Association  of  book   crafts 

     ABC is one of the foremost societies devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding,                       and bookcrafts, while also supporting  book art in New Zealand.                                         

     ABC is delighted to announce another nationwide competition for ALL ABC current members

 To enroll click here

Your ABC committee is offering every member an opportunity to partake in another exciting competition where you make the choices on the binding, whether it be a book craft, paper or cloth based or other mediums. Maybe a rebind with exciting covers and techniques, embossing - you name it, you try it!

 The competition will start on 1 April 2020 and go to 30 June 2020 (3 months) you can create a binding, book craft or any associated technique that fits in with the theme of The Binding. (although you can enroll as soon as  the competition is open)

 Every member who enters and pays the entry fee will receive a FREE paperback version of The Binding as part of the competition entry fee (normal cost $29 at Whitcoulls).

 The competition fee is only $15, which includes the return of your entry after judging.

 There’s just a few rules:

·        You must be a paid up ABC member until 30 June 2020.

·   On line enrolement at         PDF can be supplied to those who find the online aspect daunting.

·        Payment of the $15 fee to the ABC bank account ASB Bank 12 3065 0145423 00

·        Completed books are to be delivered to 128 HArbour Village Drive, Gulf HArbour, Auckland 0930 by 30 June, 2020.

·        Awards will be given in three categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Bindings will be judged on quality of craftsmanship, appropriateness of design, use of material, originality of the project and skill level of the binder, Judges will not make a distinction between styles/ types of binding.

·        Participants must be willing to allow ABC to exhibit their entry over an extended period of time. ABC is hoping to facilitate a national touring exhibition around the groups and Chapters by funding the transport of the entries. This is an exciting way to give your local public an opportunity to see a wide range of bookbinding styles of the same publication.

·        Participation in the competition is at your own risk. All submitted books will be handled with the utmost care.

 So put your thinking caps on, get online and enrol now!

If you have questions or need further information please do not hesitate to contact the ABC by email at:

 Looking forward to seeing your work.

The ABC Committee

 For further information about the chosen book - check out the HarperCollins website at: