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2023 Now Accepting Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement and Laura Young Awards

Lifetime Achievement and Laura Young Awards 2023

Dear GBW Members,

The Awards Committee of the Guild of Book Workers is seeking written nominations for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement and Laura Young Awards. We especially invite our Chapters and Board members to pass this word along.

The Lifetime Achievement Award — This award recognizes significant contribution to the goals of the Guild and to the field of hand book arts at large via education, professional practice, research, mentorship, etc. Nominees do not need to be GBW members, and we welcome nominations from the larger community of diverse voices and experiences. The award recipient is granted lifetime membership with no obligation to pay dues.

The Laura Young Award — This award is given to an individual “in recognition of sustained commitment to the Guild; that is, service to the Guild given ‘above and beyond.’”

Nominees must be current or former members of GBW. All nominations must include a letter of support. Letters should be no more than 500 words (one single-spaced page) and include who you are, how you know the nominee, and specific contributions/attributes/achievements you think qualify the nominee for the award. You may submit nominations via email, or use our new nominations form at To submit directly to the committee via email, send your name, the name of the nominee, the award you’re nominating for, and a letter of support to: Lisa Muccigrosso, Awards Committee Chair - Sephora Bergiste - Jeff Altepeter -

The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 15, 2023. More information about past award recipients can be found at