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ASBC&D & Victoria University Announce

Our Annual Bookplate Design Competition 2024

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Celebrating the Centenary of Truman Capote (1924-1984)

Sponsored by the ASBC&D, Victoria University,

& The Ira Block Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio

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The year 2024 is a celebration of the centenary of Truman Capote (1924-1984). 

Truman Capote was an

American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor. 

Several of his short stories, novels, and plays are

praised literary classics, including his 1958 novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Celebrating the Centenary of Truman Capote (1924-1984)

with a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bookplate Design Competition 2024

“What I’ve found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s.”   Holly Golightly

The Centenary Celebration of Truman Capote (1924-1984) with a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bookplate Design Competition.

Free download and read the complete 1958 novella by Truman Capote — 


Watch the free full length 1961 movie with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard — 


Select photos from the movie — https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/breakfast-at-tiffany’s

For Competition RULES, please visit https://bookplate.org OR https://bookplate2022.org

Competition Rules

1.- The Competition is open to all artists.  Participation is free of charge. Please include your email address and physical mailing address.  Please send scans of your entries that will be used in our publications (300+ dpi – “jpeg” scans are preferable).  Send your bookplate scans, CV, personal statement, photo portrait to this email address info@bookplate.org ~ OR ~ info@bookplate2022.org.  The original prints should be sent to the address below.  We may use this information in future publications and on our website.

2.- Only entries made utilizing techniques approved by FISAE for original graphic art prints will be accepted for the Competition.  In other words, just about any printmaking technique imaginable!  The only requirement is that your bookplate entries must fit inside a book.  The words Ex Libris or The Books Of or The Library Of plus the owner’s name.  There is some flexibility on the dimensions as we understand books come in many sizes.  If you have questions, please write.

No indications or markings of other competitions must be present.

The following must be written in pencil on the reverse side: surname, first name, email, and the address of the artist.  The dimensions of the image area and technique used.  Written in pencil in the lower margin under the image on the front of your print(s), please include the edition title, number, date, and your initials, signature, and/or trademark (stamp).  

Each artist may submit a maximum of five entries, each of which must have at least five (5) signed copies.  Four copies will be held in the ASBC&D Library collection and used for various exhibitions & publications. One will be in the collection of Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand

The exhibitions will present the artists’ ex libris prints in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bookplate Competition 2024 to a wide ranging international audience.   All Ex Libris prints submitted will be used for exhibition(s), for publication by the ASBC&D, and our member institutions. Simultaneously, we are planning a traveling exhibition in the USA that will begin with the exhibition at American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, California.

Entries will not be returned. The American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers and Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand have designated prizes to be announced shortly.  The entries, once accepted by the Jury, will be selected for publication in the Exhibition Catalog.  The winners will be announced in early 2024 after all entries have come in.  Prizes will be awarded at this time. 

Until this day all the artists will be strictly forbidden to publish or post on the web or social networks the works sent for the competition, under the penalty of being excluded from the competition.  The bookplate entries must be sent via Registered Mail or Priority Mail (with tracking) by 15 December 2023 to the following address.  Entries must be “postmarked” by December 15th, 2023 and sent to:

Regular Mail: 

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bookplate Competition,  P.O. Box 14964,  Tucson,  AZ,  USA,  85732-4964

If you choose to use a “private” mail service like DHL, FEDEX, or UPS, please use this address:  

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Bookplate Competition, 255 North Rosemont Blvd, Suite 14964, Tucson, Arizona, USA 85711

At least 100 works will be reproduced in the catalog.  All the other artists will receive an electronic file with the works admitted to the competition. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance of the above rules.

For further information, please contact:  

info@bookplate.org  ~ OR ~  info@bookplate2022.org