About the MCBA Prize

The MCBA Prize, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, honors excellence in new work from across the dynamic spectrum of book art. The international competition will culminate in an exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery of 20–30 selected semi-finalists and a live virtual event revealing the winner. One winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, four finalists will each receive a $500 cash prize, and all entries will be published here on our prize site.

Submissions are open through May 31, 2022! Follow the link to our Submittable page via the button below. We also invite you to browse work by previous winners, finalists, and entrants via the tabs above and thumbnails below.

2022 Prize Timeline

April 1
Applications open

May 31
Applications close

June 27
Semi-finalists & finalists notified

August 11
Exhibition opens

August 18
In-person exhibition reception

September 23
Virtual celebration & winner reveal

October 16
Exhibition closes

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