Cover Design: Large Format


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT  category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Mark Kurlansky, cover designed by Christina Speed

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 978-1-938340-86-4

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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.

Grouse & Woodcock: The Birds of My Life
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Timothy C. Flanigan, cover designed by Gregory L. Smith, Gregory Smith Design

Publisher: Wild River Press

ISBN: 978-0-9993093-8-4

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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
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Matthew Wendel, cover designed by White House Historical Association)

Publisher: White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-931917-93-3

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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."


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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A Century of Impact: National Parks Conservation Association 100th Anniversary
2020 Gold Winner

Designers:  Jeff Carroll and Robertson Design

Publisher: Grandin Hood Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-7339304-0-6

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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.

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A Counting of Crows: A Memory Journal for Women Elders
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Betsy Kuhn

Publisher: Betsy Kuhn Fine Art

ISBN: 978-0-692-95689-2

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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.

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Norton Buffalo: Band Brother
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Kim Smith Miller

Publisher: Turn Point Press

ISBN: 978-1-7339270-0-0

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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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