Open-Set Submission Form

This form is for all paid registrants of the Open Set Competition.

The process is two-fold:

  1. we require that this online form to be filled out and submitted anytime prior to September 1, 2019.
  2. when you receive your confirmation email of the submission, we ask that you print it and include that hard-copy with your book submission, also due by September 1, 2019.
IMPORTANT: Do not close this web page or refresh until you are certain that your form has been submitted or all information will be lost. Please click “Submit” only once and be patient… it may take a moment to go through depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Fields with a red astrix (*) are required. If you have trouble submitting the form, make sure all required fields are completed, look for the error text in red. If you have technical questions about this form, please email Karen Overn. For questions related directly to the Open Set information required, please email Lang Ingalls.

Submission Form

Bookbinder Information

(return package postal address)
Not required outside the US.
Please include education, awards, memberships, instructors, etc.(250 word maximum)

Book Information

(if applicable)


Please specify, for example; laced-in board, case, simplified etc.
Please be specific in describing your materials, for example; type and color of leather, what is used for inlays or onlays, headband material, etc.
Please explain why you chose the techniques and materials you used in covering your binding.
(Height X Width X Thickness) All dimensions must be measured in centimeters
($2,000 maximum)


I grant the American Academy of Bookbinding and the Open Set Triennial Bookbinding Competition permission to photograph, reproduce and publish my work for any and all marketing purposes and for use in the catalog. I realize that my book may be chosen to participate in the traveling exhibition, and if so chosen, I grant permission for the book to remain with Open Set for the year 2020.
By entering my name above, I assert that I have reviewed and agree to the permissions granted the American Academy of Bookbinding.
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