The Walter Tiemann Prize was first presented in 1992 and has since been awarded every other year to honour innovative typographic design ideas. It is announced internationally and is aimed at those who consider the book a contemporary work of art. A work in which content-based concepts are realized with the help of outstanding graphic design, in which the chosen means are employed in appropriate and meaningful ways, and in which, despite the book’s long tradition, something surprising is visualized through the design. The call for entries is primarily concerned with a typography that enforces, comments and organizes the content, and yet explores new paths. An international peer jurydecides on the winners. There is a main award that comes with €5000 prize money, and two prizes worth €1500 each.