The BPIF has announced the winners of the 2022 British Book Design & Production Awards, held at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 18 January 2023. 

There were 101 books on this year’s shortlist across 17 categories, with Kingsbury Press’s Where Excellence is Elevated: 50 Hudson Yards stealing the spotlight and taking trophies for overall Book of the Year as well as its own category, Best British Book.

Kingsbury Press also won an award in the Photographic Books category with Ocean Photography Awards. A special mention went to The Folio Society which won in four different categories.

The theme this year was ‘Unique, United’, demonstrated according to the BPIF not only by the entries, but also by the four judges, who brought their combined experience ranging from technical production to creative design to their task. The student category was won by Christopher Potter from the University of the West of England, who took home the trophy for his creative book Battle of the Green.

The evening was hosted by Bafta nominee Sam McAlister, known for her work as interviews producer and ‘booker extraordinaire’ on BBC Newsnight.

Charles Jarrold, CEO of the BPIF, said, ‘The UK book production market continues to go from strength to strength, and that’s reflected in the amazingly strong entries to this year’s BBDPAs. It’s always brilliant to be able to celebrate the best in Book Production on a special evening with so many stunningly produced books. Well done to all who made it onto shortlists in a competitive field, and of course the winners on the night – it’s the sector’s mix of design creativity married to production brilliance that makes the UK sector so vibrant.’

Details of the 2023 awards will be released in April.