2021 FINALISTS - COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Grouse & Woodcock: The Birds of My Life
Author: Timothy C. Flanigan, cover designed by Gregory L. Smith, Gregory Smith Design
Publisher: Wild River Press
This lavish all-color celebration in print of America's 100% wild native game birds is the life's work of a master wildlife photographer, a retired Pennsylvania conservation officer, who long ago gave up his shotgun for studying and capturing near-impossible images of these elusive species in their secretive woodland habitats.
Recipes from the President's Ranch: Food People Like to Eat
Author: Matthew Wendel, cover designed by White House Historical Association)
Publisher: White House Historical Association
Chef Matthew Wendel provides a first-hand account of his years working for President George W. Bush and his family at Camp David and at their Texas home on Prairie Chapel Ranch. He offers a collection of recipes, photographs, stories, and memories of daily life as senior advance representative in the Office of Presidential Advance and as the personal chef and personal assistant to the president. Providing wholesome, delicious, comforting food to guests was their way of saying "Welcome. We're glad you are here."
Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
Author: Mark Kurlansky, cover designed by Christina Speed
From Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt and Cod and many other works, a fascinating tribute to a magnificent species whose cycles of life are entwined with every aspect of nature, and whose survival is inextricably tied to the survival of the planet.
2020 WINNERS - COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
A Century of Impact: National Parks Conservation Association 100th Anniversary
2020 Gold Winner
Designers: Jeff Carroll and Robertson Design
Publisher: Grandin Hood Publishers
12”x12” hardcover, 192 pages, 250+ stunning photos from America’s foremost outdoor photographer, and engaging text park profiles celebrating 100 years of National Parks.
A Counting of Crows: A Memory Journal for Women Elders
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Betsy Kuhn
Publisher: Betsy Kuhn Fine Art
Betsy’s book is a tale of a life-changing experience that she subsequently dreamed, wrote, and painted into myth and meaning - an invitation to the reader to begin one’s own journaling.
Norton Buffalo: Band Brother
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Kim Smith Miller
Publisher: Turn Point Press
Norton Buffalo: Band Brother documents celebrated harmonica player Norton Buffalo. Author-photographer Kim Smith Miller brings Norton alive through her photographs and remembrances by other musicians.
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