The British Book Design and Production Awards celebrate everything that is best in British book design and the awards ceremony, held last night in London, is one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year.
The judging panel, made up of industry experts with specialities in design, manufacture, digital print and retail, whittled down the entries – over 420 in total – to a shortlist of six for each of the fifteen categories, assessing each entry in terms of design and layout, quality of manufacture and perceived appeal to the ultimate judge – the book buyer!
For our Hello Baby range to be shortlisted for both the Children’s Trade and Series/Brand Identity Awards is a huge honour in itself and something to be extremely proud of. Attending the awards ceremony last night, we were delighted to see our Hello Baby books alongside so many other great books, not only from children’s publishers but, in the Brand/Series Identity category, from a broad range of publishers specialising in everything from fashion to adult fiction.
As the evening progressed and the tension mounted, we had our fingers tightly crossed. Luckily, we did not have too long to wait and were not disappointed…Hello Baby won the Series/Brand Identity Award and was Highly Commended in the Children’s Trade category!
Here’s what the judges had to say about Hello Baby:
“This research-led series, designed to stimulate and enhance visual perception from birth, reflects its ‘high-contrast’ philosophy through its pertinent and distinctive brand identity, translating effectively and coherently across its diverse product range.”
These awards are testament to all the hard work that goes into making a Priddy book. Throughout the creative process – from the thought and research involved in the original design concept through to the quality of manufacture and materials used – our editorial, design and production teams create high quality books which stand the test of time and, most importantly, which appeal to children, stimulate their curiosity, encourage their imagination and help develop their learning.