The 2015 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award Committee of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) welcomes submissions of notable art publications released by a North American publisher during 2015. This prestigious award is presented annually to publications demonstrating excellence in art publishing.
Established by ARLIS/NA in 1980, the award honors the memory of George Wittenborn (1905-1974), a premier New York art book dealer and publisher who was a strong supporter of ARLIS/NA in its formative years. One exemplary publication will be chosen to receive the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, to be presented and announced in March 2016 at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
Titles eligible for consideration include books, exhibition catalogues, and new periodical titles in any language, published in print or in digital format in 2015, and originating from a North American publisher. Publications submitted by foreign publishers with North American offices must have been authored or edited in North America.
The Wittenborn Committee will judge publishers' submissions for excellence in standards of content, documentation, format and layout. Titles are evaluated on the following points:
Additional Format and Layout Considerations for Print Publications:
Additional Format and Layout Considerations For Digital Publications (e-born books, catalogues, journals):
The winning publisher and author(s) will be personally notified in advance, and the award will be first presented in March 2016 at the convocation of the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington. Public announcement of the award will immediately follow the conference presentation. Award-winning titles and the individuals associated with them can expect to receive wide recognition in newspapers and journals of the library and publishing professions via press release announcements by ARLIS/NA.
To have a title considered for the 2015 Wittenborn Award, send a completed copy of the Entry Form for Submissions along with one copy of each print title for review to:
The 2015 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award Committee
ATTN: Karyn Hinkle
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 USA
The submission deadline is December 1, 2015. To be considered for the award, entries must be postmarked or emailed by this date. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but please note we are unable to return items submitted for review. Shipping is the responsibility of the applicant.
For questions, contact: