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18 September 2021

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2022

The Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition recognises excellence in the field of craft bookbinding.

Initiated by the National Library of Scotland in 1993, it is open to any resident of the UK or the European member states. Recent winners have hailed from Spain, Germany, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Mrs Elizabeth A Clark (formerly Soutar) of Moray sponsored the competition from 1993 until her death in 2008. It has continued since then with support from the Magnus and Janet Soutar Fund.

After each competition, the winning entries join our collection of fine bindings.

The theme of the 2022 competition is 'Scotland's Stories'.

The closing date for the receipt of competition entries is Thursday 24 February 2022.

For full details and to enter, see the National Library of Scotland website.